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User Info: Metal_Samurai1

Metal_Samurai1
4 years ago#11
Well. That's one thing I wonder. I went to a pretty popular (not mentioning names) computer parts store and showed the guy there the specs of the computer that I wanted to use parts from to build the new one. He was the one that recommended these parts.

User Info: VIP86

VIP86
4 years ago#12
What are the parts then? Hopefully he guided you in the right direction. Usually if you have a CPU that isnt the same socket as the motherboard, it shouldnt fit.
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Metal_Samurai1
4 years ago#13
The things I bought were:

The case
Corsair CX500M PSU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 graphics card
and 2 sticks of 4GB RAM

Everything fits and clicks into place. No need to force anything in and nothing is loose.

User Info: Dragnfyr

Dragnfyr
4 years ago#14
A new graphics card and more RAM shouldn't cause any compatability issues. A new PSU shouldn't have any problems either.
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Metal_Samurai1
4 years ago#15
Well that's good to know that I didn't really waste my money because some guy just told me to buy random parts. But... I still can't get the damn thing to work. This is VERY frustrating.

User Info: TheFeshPince

TheFeshPince
4 years ago#16
Some guy told you to just buy random parts and you did it, eh?
http://i.imgur.com/J0lvB6S.jpg | http://i.imgur.com/DoHj9yA.jpg | http://youtu.be/YXkx-PSwbG4

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Metal_Samurai1
4 years ago#17
Well they weren't so much random parts. I knew what I wanted but not the correct "model". And I didn't go and blow a bunch of money on parts. I stuck to a budget and I figured that I would trust him since a lot of people that I know have told me that that is the go to place for PC parts in my area.

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TheFeshPince
4 years ago#18
Metal_Samurai1 posted...
Well they weren't so much random parts. I knew what I wanted but not the correct "model". And I didn't go and blow a bunch of money on parts. I stuck to a budget and I figured that I would trust him since a lot of people that I know have told me that that is the go to place for PC parts in my area.


I don't even have a place to go to, so I guess you're lucky in that respect.
http://i.imgur.com/J0lvB6S.jpg | http://i.imgur.com/DoHj9yA.jpg | http://youtu.be/YXkx-PSwbG4

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Metal_Samurai1
4 years ago#19
My last hope is going to be to take the whole thing over to where I bought the parts and see if they can figure out whats wrong since they have a service/help section.

User Info: beanymonkey

beanymonkey
4 years ago#20
Did you connect the CPU power cable correctly? Make sure it says CPU on it, and not PCI-E.
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