New build won't power on my screen

Helderz

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Just built my first computer and everything was going smoothly until I powered up my PC and find out that my screen doesn't power on. My PC turns on but my screen doesn't turn green. I connected my screen to my video card since my motherboard doesn't have a slot for my monitor. I have tried moving the video card down another PCI-E but it doesn't work. I use an DVI-A adapter to connect to my computer. Been stuck on this for 2 days, please help!

My build

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CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($113.49 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($137.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($49.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($21.48 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.67 @ Amazon)
Total: $718.57
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-26 20:35 EDT-0400)

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COLGeek

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Verify that both power connectors on the motherboard are firmly connected to the power supply (both the 4 or 8 pin and 24 pin connectors). Also make sure that the PCIe power connectors are firmly connected to the video card.

Good luck!
 

Helderz

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Unfortunately I don't. Do you think I should request for an exchange/return?

My monitor works on my old computer. I have to use an adapter to connect the HDMI cable to a DVI plug in.
 

proton007

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The fans have a separate power supply mostly, so they'll turn on the moment the PSU turns on.
As Nanekud says, its possible the video card is not working.

Also, I'm not sure if you can replace the mobo, but since your CPU has integrated graphics, you should try to get a mobo with a vga/dvi output. That way you atleast have a backup if your graphics card doesn't work properly.
 

Helderz

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I can only exchange the mobo for the same one, sadly.

Found a new error. Mobo debug keeps reading memory initialization error. No usable memory detected. They're in the right slot and are matching. Tried using only 1 stick but still doesn't work.
 

Helderz

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Sorry for double post.

Should I re-order the things that are faulty and rebuild again and see if I can get it to work or should I just pay around $100-200 getting the help I need.
 

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