Lately I've seen a lot of posters recommend others to build their own PC to save some money and get exactly what they need. Even though I'm no PC expert, I decided to try it after checking out the tutorial by newegg since it didn't seem too complex.
I finally got my last part in the mail yesterday and started my build. As per the newegg tutorial, I did an external build to make sure I don't screw anything up before putting all the components in the case. I assembled everything and triggered the start button. The PSU, CPU, and video card fans all started moving but my monitor said it was not receiving a signal so I couldn't see if I was getting the splash screen the newegg tutorial talks about.
Like I said, I know very little about computer parts so I'm not too sure what could be the problem. My monitor only came with a Dsub-Dsub cable but my video card doesn't have a dsub port so I went to the store to buy a hdmi-dvi cable since he only other port my monitor has is a dvi one. Could this be the issue? My video card also has a dvi port, should I use a dvi-dvi cable instead?
Everything else seems to be working properly and cables plugged right. Anyone has a guess on what might be the problem?
Thanks in advance!
This post was edited on 1/17 at 5:59 pm