Absolutely confused. New build issues. Help.

Hi, I was building a new pc for a friend with the following specs -
Ryzen 1400
8GB Transcend DDR4 RAM
Asus A320M-K Mobo
Frontech 600W PSU
GIGABYTE GTX 1050 Ti
120GB Kingston SSD
1TB WD BLUE Hard disk

This is my first complete build on my own, and after setting everything up in a full ATX case , I ran into a few issues ..
The motherboard would not POST ( yes I have read the troubleshooting guide) and I noticed that when I turned on the system though the heatsink fan and Mobo led would turn on, the GPU fan would start spinning and then stop a few seconds later. Nothing on the display.

So I tried switching out the GPU with my own PC's , which has a HD7750. The GTX 1050 ti gave the same problem even in my cpu after replacing the hd7750. The fan starts spinning,and stops after a few seconds. No display either.

So I swapped out my original GPU back into my build , though now, even my original GPU , which was working just an hour before,stopped working!! WTF?! The gpu fan would spin normally, but there would be nothing on the display.

So I removed the GPU and connected the display to the integrated graphics on my personal rig. Display worked, all good. Though still wondering if the 1050 ti had managed to fry my PCI express slot (possible?)

So I tried once more to put the 1050 ti into my personal rig. Still same issue of fan stopping to spin and no display, so I thought I'd leave this for later and for now use my rig on integrated graphics. When I connected everything , even that stopped working. What the actual hell. I'm just so confused at this point. Somebody please,HELP.
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  1. deatheater said:
    Hi, I was building a new pc for a friend with the following specs -
    Ryzen 1400
    8GB Transcend DDR4 RAM
    Asus A320M-K Mobo
    Frontech 600W PSU
    GIGABYTE GTX 1050 Ti
    120GB Kingston SSD
    1TB WD BLUE Hard disk

    This is my first complete build on my own, and after setting everything up in a full ATX case , I ran into a few issues ..
    The motherboard would not POST ( yes I have read the troubleshooting guide) and I noticed that when I turned on the system though the heatsink fan and Mobo led would turn on, the GPU fan would start spinning and then stop a few seconds later. Nothing on the display.

    So I tried switching out the GPU with my own PC's , which has a HD7750. The GTX 1050 ti gave the same problem even in my cpu after replacing the hd7750. The fan starts spinning,and stops after a few seconds. No display either.

    So I swapped out my original GPU back into my build , though now, even my original GPU , which was working just an hour before,stopped working!! WTF?! The gpu fan would spin normally, but there would be nothing on the display.

    So I removed the GPU and connected the display to the integrated graphics on my personal rig. Display worked, all good. Though still wondering if the 1050 ti had managed to fry my PCI express slot (possible?)

    So I tried once more to put the 1050 ti into my personal rig. Still same issue of fan stopping to spin and no display, so I thought I'd leave this for later and for now use my rig on integrated graphics. When I connected everything , even that stopped working. What the actual hell. I'm just so confused at this point. Somebody please,HELP.


    >.> you completely cheaped out on the power supply... Utter garbage.

    You might have fried everything
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  2. My personal rig has a garbage psu , I will concede that. Though it has given me no issues for the last 5 years or so , why would it stop working with my original GPU now ?

    The new rig psu is not bad. Frontech is decent. Corsair and such PSU's in my country are really expensive.

    Besides, if everything is fried I don't think even the heatsink fans etc would spin.
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  3. You are sure nothing is pressing against the motherboard anywhere(grounding issues)?
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  4. I'm fairly sure nothing is , I had moved the standoffs from ATX position in the case to microATX since the Mobo is microATX . Even if something was touching though, everything should work in my personal rig, that I did not change at all except for swapping the GPUs. That's why I'm absolutely baffled
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  5. deatheater said:
    My personal rig has a garbage psu , I will concede that. Though it has given me no issues for the last 5 years or so , why would it stop working with my original GPU now ?

    The new rig psu is not bad. Frontech is decent. Corsair and such PSU's in my country are really expensive.

    Besides, if everything is fried I don't think even the heatsink fans etc would spin.


    That is not a decent power supply at all. What is the 12V amps on it? I can't see any info on that thing aside from a few posts saying not to use it.
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  6. 16 amps.
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  7. deatheater said:
    16 amps.


    That is 192 watts. Are there two 12V rails or just one? If one, you have about a 220-240 watt power supply there. Any even half-decent power supply will have most of it's output on the 12V rail which is the main thing that the video card, CPU and other major components draw for power.

    A Corsair VS 450 power supply, which is a model we don't even recommend for a gaming system, in comparison has about double the amps on the 12V rail than your Frontech.
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  8. hang-the-9 said:
    deatheater said:
    16 amps.


    That is 192 watts. Are there two 12V rails or just one? If one, you have about a 220-240 watt power supply there. Any even half-decent power supply will have most of it's output on the 12V rail which is the main thing that the video card, CPU and other major components draw for power.

    A Corsair VS 450 power supply, which is a model we don't even recommend for a gaming system, in comparison has about double the amps on the 12V rail than your Frontech.


    There are two 12V rails from what I understand, but the full load current part just has a dash for the second rail. Maybe this means it is 16A too? Here's a link for what it says on my psu
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B17OitqK68tsall5T21VTmE1VUFXdDJNV3VJeEUxTlplVWx3
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  9. deatheater said:
    hang-the-9 said:
    deatheater said:
    16 amps.


    That is 192 watts. Are there two 12V rails or just one? If one, you have about a 220-240 watt power supply there. Any even half-decent power supply will have most of it's output on the 12V rail which is the main thing that the video card, CPU and other major components draw for power.

    A Corsair VS 450 power supply, which is a model we don't even recommend for a gaming system, in comparison has about double the amps on the 12V rail than your Frontech.


    There are two 12V rails from what I understand, but the full load current part just has a dash for the second rail. Maybe this means it is 16A too? Here's a link for what it says on my psu
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B17OitqK68tsall5T21VTmE1VUFXdDJNV3VJeEUxTlplVWx3


    Interesting that there is no rating for the second 12v rail. Either way, the only info on that power supply is posts that say not to use it. So up to you if you want to keep using it and risk your components. I would not want my new parts burnt up because I tried to save $20 on a power supply.
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  10. I think I'll just call for help on this one and get the psu checked. Thanks for all your help though, I'll try to keep the thread posted if I figure out what the issue was.
    Side note : a comparable Corsair psu would run me $60 in my country :( and this build was on a tight budget.
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  11. deatheater said:
    I think I'll just call for help on this one and get the psu checked. Thanks for all your help though, I'll try to keep the thread posted if I figure out what the issue was.
    Side note : a comparable Corsair psu would run me $60 in my country :( and this build was on a tight budget.


    Corsair VS is fine to use but will likely be pricier than junk quality PSUs you can find. The power supply is about the single most important part for stability and longevity, getting something with a high risk of failure or with poor quality voltage control puts every other component at risk. Instead of wasting money on having someone test the PSU, just replace it. Even if that does not fix your issue you will have a normal quality computer. It is likely that the PSU killed your components already which is why it's not working in the other system.
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