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    What Am I Doing Wrong? (New Build First Start Up) Formula VII, 980, HX850)

    Hey fellas, I haven't done a build in a while so bare with me.

    My Build is as follows:
    Formula VII
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    XSPC EX240 loop (CPU and Formula Cross Chill Loop)
    Corsair HX850 PSU
    GTX980 Strix

    So I just put everything together, however when I powered everything on for the first time I got no monitor display so I checked all my connections and re-seated everything, same thing.... everything powers on but nothing on the screen. The Q Code just says 00 and I gget no beeps or anything when I power it on. I just see everything light up.

    So on my Formula VII I've got a 24-pin power on the side and then the 8-pin & 4-pin on top. 1st question is do ALL of those need to be plugged in from the PSU? I don't even have a 4-pin connector that came with my HX850. And what are those 4-pin power cables with the dangly 2 pin on the side... is that just a regular 8-pin connector?

    Secondly, does the GTX980 get it's power straight from the PSU. I'ts got an 8-pin and a 6-pin.

    I never ran into this issue before. Any help is appreciated.

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    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array NemesisChild PC Specs
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    Yes everything needs to be plugged in directly from the PSU.
    The 8-pin CPU connector is a must, the 4-pin is only really need for extreme overclocking.
    The 4+4 pin can be used as an 8-pin or 4-pin CPU connection.
    Your 980 will use both an 8-pin and 6-pin PCIe connectors.

    You didn't list your memory, try positing with only one stick installed, repeat with other sticks in the set if necessary.
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    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array coyi1895 PC Specs
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    The 6-pin with dangly 2-pin on the side is the PCI-E connector for your graphic card. The ATX/EPS cable have two separate 4-pin which either separate in the middle for the 4-pin power connector on the board or click together for the 8-pin power connector on the board.

    Yes, you must connect the PCI-E cables from the PSU to your graphic card. Same principle as the ATX/EPS cable, simply detach or click the 2-pin for the relevant connectors on your card.
    Last edited by coyi1895; 10-26-2014 at 03:16 PM.

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    ROG Member Array SonInEm PC Specs
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    Thanks boys... figured it out. Have everything working, didn't use the 4-pin on the mobo.

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