In the process of putting together my build and have a question:

Without the graphics card in the machine, my computer POSTs and displays the BIOS, everything seems to be working fine.

However, as soon as I put the graphics card in the PCI-e slot, there is no more video output from the machine. I've tried every video output port on both the motherboard and the graphics card. The graphics card is receiving power: the fans spin up. I'm just not seeing any video output.

My plan is to remove the graphics card and install Windows. I'll then check for any driver updates for my motherboard.

Anyone have any other suggestions? Do you think that's the right thing to do?

Thanks. The build is below.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks


Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
$229.99 @ Newegg

CPU Cooler
Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
$99.99 @ TigerDirect

Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard
$136.97 @ Newegg

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
$69.64 @ Amazon

Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
$119.99 @ Adorama

Video Card
EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card
$339.99 @ Newegg

Corsair 250D Mini ITX Tower Case
$99.99 @ NCIX US

Power Supply
Corsair RM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
$94.98 @ Newegg


Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.

Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-04 11:02 EDT-0400

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Does it still post with the GPU in? If not I would guess its the power supply

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Yes that's what I would do.

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