Question New Build - Nothing Working!

Aug 16, 2019
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Hi,
I have had a pc for 5 years now, and decided to upgrade due to my computer becoming outdated.

The things I am keeping from my old pc is my HDD, PSU(500w), and my Nvidia 1060 3GB.

I am adding an intel i5 9600, Sandisk SSD 500gb, 8gb ddr4 hyperx ram, a new case with several fans and an asus pro gaming B150 motherboard which has superficial LED around it built in.

The build went relatively smoothly until I started the pc up where all that happened was the SupremeFX LEDs turned on, as well as the system LED turned on. However it does not emit any power whatsoever, i tried pressing the case’s on button however still no response with any more lights. I tried plugging in a keyboard and the lights didn’t turn on. The HDMI(both graphics card and motherboard) emits no signal.

Do I need to install any bios, why isn’t anything working - should I try to rebuild the pc? Is this the result of static? I did read somewhere that motherboards can be bricked or DOA.

All I could think of to do was go over the manual, push all the cables in, try a different power chord, and reset the CMOS(which I am unsure if I have done correctly)

If anyone has any suggestions, it would be much appreciated.
Thank you
 

PC Tailor

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Welcome to the forums my friend!

Unfortunately your CPU and Motherboard are incompatible.
The B150 Motherboard is made for 6th generation.
Your CPU is 9th generation.

You may find this useful for selecting parts: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/top-not-as-obvious-mistakes-made-when-selecting-parts-for-a-custom-pc.3510178/

Also if you have had your PC 5 years, you will want to make sure your PSU that you are carrying over is good quality.
Thank you so much that saves me a lot of time! Is it not just having the same socket?
I did upgrade my PSU last year and made sure it was compatible.
 

PC Tailor

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Thank you so much that saves me a lot of time! Is it not just having the same socket?
I did upgrade my PSU last year and made sure it was compatible.
No it isn't unfortunately - check point 2 here: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/top-not-as-obvious-mistakes-made-when-selecting-parts-for-a-custom-pc.3510178/

The socket is not what dictates compatibility, it is just one of the things that have to match.
The PSUs are standardised so they only have to be adequate quality to power the parts you actually want to.
 

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