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Pyrofella

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    Asus rampage + Thermaltake Armor LCS - no go
    « on: July 11, 2009, 11:05:38 AM »
    Hi.... I am a bit peeved and somewhat mystified...
    I have just finished building a new system and for reasons that evade me, it has failed.
    I went to a lot of trouble (and expense) to build a great computer.......As listed...

    Motherboard : Asus Rampage Gene II
    CPU : Intel i7 920
    Ram : 6GB Corsair 1666 DDR3
    Video : Palit GTX285 1084MB
    PSU : Gold Label Power 860W
    Case : Thermaltake Armor+ LCS
    H/D : Samsung 1TB
    O/D : LG Blueray burner
    Monitor : Asus LCD VW220

    The whole kit and kaboodle is brand new.
    I have built many computers over the years and consider myself  as competent.
    I presicely followed each manfacturers guidelines (manuals) and, initially, could not forsee what was to happen...
    Every thing appeared to function - Drives kicked in - fans spun - Liquid Pumped - Video Card hummed away........ and thats all it did....
    No Monitor display (no signal detected)
    I rechecked everything was in place.... all appeared fine....
    I removed and reinstalled the video card  - Nothing!
    Reseated the ram Modules - Nothing!
    I unplugged all the connections and redid them - Still Nothing!
    I eventually disassembled the entire project and redid it from scratch - Again Nothing!
    I have since reassembled this machine 8 times and still no display!
    I swapped video cards - same problem

    I have given up ......

    What did I overlook?

    I now own the the most expensive doorstop in Australia!

    Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated

    Regards
    Dallas Nyberg
     ???

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    Re: Asus rampage + Thermaltake Armor LCS - no go
    « Reply #1 on: July 11, 2009, 11:11:54 AM »
    Welcome to the forums - nice machine you have there.
    Did you try a different monitor and cable yet?

    Pyrofella

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      Re: Asus rampage + Thermaltake Armor LCS - no go
      « Reply #2 on: July 11, 2009, 08:05:14 PM »
      Hi...
      Yes - done that - same outcome... no display

      Since my last post...
      The computer will power up - power down (a second or so) - power up again
      it will do this 3 or four times - then stays powered up - still no display though.

      Sick power supply maybe?

      Regards
      Dallas

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      Re: Asus rampage + Thermaltake Armor LCS - no go
      « Reply #3 on: July 11, 2009, 09:03:44 PM »
      Do you have a different gpu to test it with?

      Pyrofella

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        Re: Asus rampage + Thermaltake Armor LCS - no go
        « Reply #4 on: July 11, 2009, 09:53:30 PM »
        I have nothing with enough grunt
        I am going to have to bite the bullet and buy another one...
        I hope that cures it....
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        Re: Asus rampage + Thermaltake Armor LCS - no go
        « Reply #5 on: July 11, 2009, 11:51:15 PM »
        MBoard standoffs in place ? ?
        Was Thermal Paste applied properly ? ?
        Does the card require a 4pin ATX power cord ? ?

        I'd try another PSU before a vid card.
           
         
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        Pyrofella

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          Re: Asus rampage + Thermaltake Armor LCS - no go
          « Reply #6 on: July 12, 2009, 04:40:55 AM »

          Yes to all

          I'm now guessing it's  the psu as well----
          The computer is now starting (powering up) - shuting down for a second or so - then repowering.
          It will do this three or four times before staying powered.

          On several attempts by me to power it up - the computer is dead - no power at all.
          Then it will power up first time.

          Still no display though

          Thanks for the response
          Regards
          Dallas

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          Re: Asus rampage + Thermaltake Armor LCS - no go
          « Reply #7 on: July 12, 2009, 06:44:36 PM »
          Ya it does sound like the psu.  But as patio said, are the 6 pin connectors for the gpu plugged it?

          Pyrofella

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            Re: Asus rampage + Thermaltake Armor LCS - no go
            « Reply #8 on: July 13, 2009, 03:55:09 AM »
            yes.... plugs were set

            It turns out the problem is the PSU

            A-Power Gold Label 860w - 860w my *censored*!
            The specs on the label (which I didn't understand at the time) show it to be actually no better than a 200-300w unit

            It can't run my setup at all

            I have since ordered a Gigabyte Odin GT 800w
            Check it out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thAjRPubrHE

            All (hopefully) will be well once this is fitted and I can get the Beast running!

            I'll keep you posted...

            Thanks heaps to those who pitched in with advice  ;)

            Regards
            Pyrofella - Australia
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