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rah66jr

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#1 11 years ago

Ok as some of you know I have recently made some upgrades to my PC, well I'm having a problem and I need a bit of help. I currently have a HP Elite with an ATX motherboard, gtx 230, 350w PSU.... my upgrades are--

Antec 1200 case 1200w antec PSU HIS 5870 GPU

MY PROBLEM!!! I plugged everything into my antec (used the old gpu cause I haven't removed its drivers yet) got everything ready to go aaaaaaand pushed the power button..... nothing..... the light on the PSU was red (not sure if that means problem or its just a red light) and no matter what I did or what I plugged what into.... it wouldn't work.

MY DIAGNOSES of the problem is that the HP case has a power button that plugs into a mini card, a PCI 1x devise that also powers the built in card reader on the front of the case and not the power pin that the antec case wants me to plug into... basically I think the motherboard doesn't get any signal when I try to power it on even though there is a power pin on my motherboard that fits and my HP case doesn't use it.... does that make any sense? Is my diagnoses plausible? If that is whats wrong then I cant use this motherboard with my Antec 1200.

Part 2!

My thought is right now that since I am considering buying a new Processor and motherboard I may just do that and when I get them I'll only have to transfer my hard drive, dvd drive, and bluray drive over. Can someone please look at the following componets and please tell me if there is anything else I need to get to create a fully functional computer.

(What I have) Antec 1200 case 5870 GPU 1200W antec PSU 1TB HD with windows 7 8GB of DDR3 RAM DVD Player/Burner Bluray Player (What I'll buy) ATX motherboard for an i7 (I'll make a thread later for help on which one to get) i7 920 Processor

Is that a complete list of components that SHOULD be compatible? Or am I missing something?




kow_ciller

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#2 11 years ago

Your components would be fine. But what voltage does your ram run at? Most stuff over 1.65v might harm your setup. You might also want to consider the 860 over the 920 since P55 would take advantage of your 8gb of ram, while X58 would not (along with being able to get a top-notch P55 board, while only being able to get a basic X58 board)

But for your non-boot issue, take your rig apart and re-build it. It sounds like the power cable doesn't work since your motherboard has a proprietary plug.




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#3 11 years ago

I have an Antec case and PSU as well and had similar problems after upgrading. They just solved themselves though. I still have no clue why, but Antec PSUs seem to be really weird when it comes to power buttons and plugging the PSU in or out.

So just make sure that you plugged everything in correctly and try again. Then give it a break and try again later. People will tell you that not plugging in components correctly should theoretically create beeps during bootup instead, but I have had lots of situations where the PC simply refuses to start because a graphics card or RAM slot didn't sit perfectly in its slot.




rah66jr

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#4 11 years ago

Cow do you have an Xfire or MSN I would be allowed to have? I promise I wont bug you too much!

Xfire: rah66jr MSN: [email][email protected][/email]

I'm concerned that if I keep ripping stuff out of my current PC that I'll break something and wont be able to fix it... then I'll have NO PC to even order replacement parts on.... that would make me very sad. Ok, well I'll either let help me cow work out what board and processor I should get via messenger or I'll make a thread later.... I'm a good month out from buying those anyway tho.... Don't really need to get upgraded until a bit before Battlefield: BC2 comes out.... that's going to be my primary game!




*The.Doctor

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#5 11 years ago

You could try taking the power button out of your HP case and and use it for now until you get a new mobo. Also, make sure you don't have any of the power pins mixed up, its pretty easy to get those tiny things on the wrong pin the first time.

As for the board, i say go P55 and get yourself a MSI P55-GD85. Those boards are top notch, and support the new SATA 6gbps and USB3 standards over the GD80. Either one would be a great choice though.




kow_ciller

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#6 11 years ago

Only downside to the new SATA/ USB3 is that it limits the speed of the drives, or it takes away a PCI-E slot. On P55 anyway.




rah66jr

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#7 11 years ago

The problem with swapping power buttons is that some of the wiring is that area is welded in.... meaning that those wires simply can't be removes without making them useless and then I wouldnt be able to use my current setup if it didn't work...