@04dcarraher: the plus two does not match up to the graphics card. That is why I only have a 6 pin going into each of the two eight pin headers on the graphics card. I have 12 pins being used out of 16, so does it matter if the other 4 are used or not? Then if I do want to use them is there something I can go and buy.
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All right so I'm hoping someone could educate me lol. I just built my first computer and have a question with hooking up power supply to graphics card. I have a EVGA 220-G2-0850-XR 80 PLUS GOLD 850 W ECO Mode Fully Modular NVIDIA SLI Ready and Crossfire Support Continuous Power Supply and the graphics card is a ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme, it has two eight pin headers. All right so power supply comes with plenty of connections. I plugged the eight sided pin header into the motherboard and then the other end going into the graphics card has 1x6 pin header and 1x6+2. I plugged the two 6 pin headers into graphics card one in each eight pin header. The problem is the 2 pin header goes no where so I have a video card with a 6 pin header plugged into each eight pin header on board. Which leaves two pins on each header for the card empty. Now I kinda of feel like both eight pin headers on the graphics card should be completely filled. Not sure if that is correct or not.
@neatfeatguy: Thank you yes I figured that out it was in fact the memory. Good news is it starts up and I get the select boot and proper boot device. I received no beep and I also thought that when it was giving me the 55 error code, which was for memory that it would be beep too, however I received no sound. Now the chassis has a HD audio module and I connected the single plug to the F_Audio-front panel audio header on the motherboard. I figured this would give me the beeps.
Having an issue where when I push the power button it starts up and after about 5 seconds it shuts downs and waits about a second and then restarts and it just keeps restarting until I turn the power supply off. I have attached my completed build. Also just to note, when on the motherboard lights up, so does the graphics card and the case fans come on. Not sure if it could be the CPU fan or a CPU issue. I have the CPU fan plugged into the CPU_fan header. I hope I'm not missing anything in my build I went out and bought an external optical drive. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BPhkFT
@groowagon: Thanks for the response. In regards to second question. I can plug the CPU fan into the CPU fan like you suggested. Not sure what to do with the two case fans they are both attached to the PWM hub and cannot be detached, which if detached would allow me to plug them each into the system fan fan spots on the motherboard. My dilemma is as part of the case instructions it says to plug the PWM hub into the CPU fan spot on motherboard.
I have a couple of questions with it being my first build and all. 1. Now this might be a dumb question, but my motherboard(Gigabyte G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 5 rev 1.0 LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX) at the top left has an eight Pin connector for the CPU, but the power supply(EVGA 220-G2-0850-XR 80 plus Gold 850 w Eco Mode Fully Modular) has two 4 pin connectors, so do I plug both into the motherboard. The side going into the power supply is eight pins and was unsure as to why they would have the ends going into the motherboard split into two 4 pin connectors(my guess was for if you had two CPUs). Anyway I was going to plug both 4 pin connecters into the motherboard. 2. The case I have has a PWM hub, so I plugged it into the CPU-Fan. Now can I plug the CPU fan(Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO) into the CPU_OPT on Motherboard. Thanks for your time.
@insane_metalist: @insane_metalist: I appreciate it, went with the first choice of mobo you suggested. I have purchased everything, just curious if there as anything else I might be missing. I also bought Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound, 3.5 Grams.
@PredatorRules: Thanks for all your input. I have been doing a lot of research and changed some things up just because of money etc. This is what I had most of it is from what you guys recommended. The only thing is I went with a completely different Motherboard, but now not sure if it was a good idea. I'm also going to go with the QNIX QX2710 LED Evolution II DP Multi TRUE10 27" Matte 27 inch 2560x1440 AH-VA Panel DVI HDMI DisplayPort Monitor, just to start out and then I think I will upgrade to a Asus Rog PG278Q later down the road . I was also going to go with just the one 980ti , per bassman's advice and than perhaps upgrade to one Pascal card later(again lol more affordable). Just not sure if switching the motherboard was a good idea curious what you guys think. The reviews on it seemed pretty good, but one guy did say it wasn't good for hooking up to 4K tv etc.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor||$253.99||Buy|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler||$29.99||Buy|
|Motherboard||MSI Z170A GAMING M7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard||$236.99||Buy|
|Memory||Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory||$49.99||Buy|
|Storage||OCZ Trion 100 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$39.99||Buy|
|Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$48.62||Buy|
|Video Card||Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB AMP! Extreme Video Card||$678.89||Buy|
|Case||Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case||$99.99||Buy|
|Power Supply||EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply||$115.98||Buy|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)||$99.98||Buy|
@insane_metalist: lol the choices, you both gave similar builds, it seems the only difference is storage, case and power supply. Oh and I guess insane you included an operator system. Now I'm guessing I could go with either. Now I was wondering could I use just the one video card to start with and always add the second later or will it make a huge difference. Also what would you recommend for the monitor. I know Predator had mentioned It, but I was thinking 1440 or 4K. Is it worth getting 4K or if I waited I could always just upgrade to 4K later right?
@PredatorRules: I would say no more then $2000 and that is probably pushing it. I know your video cards tend to be expensive. I do have a 4K tv, but never thought about a 4K resolution for PC gaming. I think it was while sitting there playing fallout 4 on Xbox one and thinking to myself these look like Xbox 360 graphics, that I then thought, maybe I should try PC that and I was really liking Star Citizen. I guess to me graphics are just as important as the game.