20 months ago
Hello, Recently built my first gaming PC last week. It fired right up once the HW was all put together. The next morning when ready to install the OS and other peripherals, it didnt boot up at all. After trying to do a few troubleshooting suggestions and eventually taking it all apart and putting it back together, still nothing. So I RMA'd the motherboard and the new one just came in and I am ready to go round 2.
Question: as you are building a PC, should you or can you try to fire up the HW to ensure it is connected and working appropriately at different stages of the build? And if so, at which steps do you suggest it be done?
My last build was CPU in MOBO, the RAM, then connected MOBO to case, then connected the wiring to the PSU (wires for PSU to MOBO and Case wiring for on/off, etc.), then the GPU and finally the drives and fans, connecting their wiring at that time.
Should I stop at certain spots and try to get a response everything is working, rather than get to the end and find out it is not and backtracking to see if its the drives, or this or that?