NOOB building a computer v. I am way out of my league

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  1. Tonster MBA

    Tonster MBA OT'r of the Year 2013 OT Supporter

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    So I thought, being the young, intelligent, OT posting, college kid that I am, I would have no problem building my own computer; with no really knowledge about how to do it besides just knowing what each part is.

    Well I bought all the components and I thought I hooked everything up correctly, but it still wont work. I don't know whats wrong. My monitors are just black. Its either that my motherboard isn't properly set up Or my graphics card isn't being supplied enough power.

    The reason's that I have come to this conclusion is that one, my wireless keyboard is not being recognized when i plug its base into the USB port. It doesn't light up. Therefore I can't press f2 to get into BIOS.

    And / Or Two my graphic card says to use two individual 6 port cables from the powersupply to the top of the graphics card. But I am using a one 6port cable that splits into two 6 port cables. The card specially says dont use two 4 ports into a 6 port or two 6ports into and 8 port. but nothing about one 6 port into two 6 ports.

    Help I am way lost. Do you guys need to know what mother board and graphic cards i have? Any idea's or thoughts?
     
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    So what's happening when you turn it on? It's going into bios? Or nothing happens when you press the power button?
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    does it let out a single beep when booting?
     
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    We can't help you if you don't help yourself my man
     
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    this is my roommate, he figured it out

    thanks guys
     

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