[SOLVED] Building pc issue psu?

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Hello i was building my own pc
And I didn’t yet have all of the parts yet <processor and ram>
even tho i didn’t have all the components i read on google that you could turn on your pc without these components to test out the rest and yes i tried this but when i tried to turn on my pc it didn’t work..i’ve tried multiple things but nothing worked is it the psu’s fault or did the motherboard shorted cuz i read something about having too many standoffs which could lead up to a fried motherboard
 

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The CPU, Mobo, PSU and RAM are the most vital components of a system. Without any of these, a PC cannot function even at its most basic level. The other major components that are not exactly required is a case, peripherals such as a mouse and keyboard, HDD (storage, of any kind) and a video card (as long as the CPU has built-in graphics).

If you attempt to start the PC without the vital components, it will throw an error in various ways depending on how the Mobo is built.
  1. It will have a light indicator stating said component has an issue according to a chart besides the lights
  2. It will have a beep speaker on the motherboard that will chirp various beep codes stating the issue it had (refer to motherboards manual for more information)
  3. It'll have a LED display on the motherboard displaying various numbers (refer to motherboard manual for the meaning of those numbers)
 
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The CPU, Mobo, PSU and RAM are the most vital components of a system. Without any of these, a PC cannot function even at its most basic level. The other major components that are not exactly required is a case, peripherals such as a mouse and keyboard, HDD (storage, of any kind) and a video card (as long as the CPU has built-in graphics).

If you attempt to start the PC without the vital components, it will throw an error in various ways depending on how the Mobo is built.
  1. It will have a light indicator stating said component has an issue according to a chart besides the lights
  2. It will have a beep speaker on the motherboard that will chirp various beep codes stating the issue it had (refer to motherboards manual for more information)
  3. It'll have a LED display on the motherboard displaying various numbers (refer to motherboard manual for the meaning of those numbers)
 
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Google is wrong, or taken out of context, giving you false impressions. Some motherboards will alliw you to update the bios without a cpu present, so that means it's entirely possible everything works without the cpu. Doesn't mean you'll be able to tell with a power on test. Doesn't mean the pc actually works.

Just wait until it's built, then worry about if it works or not.
 
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Google is wrong, or taken out of context, giving you false impressions. Some motherboards will alliw you to update the bios without a cpu present, so that means it's entirely possible everything works without the cpu. Doesn't mean you'll be able to tell with a power on test. Doesn't mean the pc actually works.

Just wait until it's built, then worry about if it works or not.
Alright i’ll keep that in mind
 

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