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I just finished building my first computer and when I finally finished it, tested to see it turned on, and to get the OS installed, I figured out there was no video port on the mobo.

So instead I plugged in my video card, it seemed like a good idea, except the mobo wont accept the video card because its not installed.

So my question is, with no video ports on my mobo, and the vid cards not installed, how do I get a monitor to work with this computer?
 

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First we need to know what we're working with.

Brand & Model of Mobo-CPU-RAM-Graphics-PSU.
 

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First we need to know what we're working with.

Brand & Model of Mobo-CPU-RAM-Graphics-PSU.
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Phemon II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz

6GB DDR3 1333MHz, just a random retail brand I pulled from another comp

Sapphire Toxic 100315TXSR Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 (X2), going to run x-fire.

Raptor 500W PSU
 

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650W good quality PSU is needed to properly power a 6850.
When the GPU is installed on the Mobo you should get a video signal to the monitor.
Start with one stick of RAM installed.
Your Mobo is Dual channel so 4GB (2X2) is the better option so you can take advantage of Dual Channel and 4GB is more than enough RAM for any game and most all apps.
 

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650W good quality PSU is needed to properly power a 6850.
When the GPU is installed on the Mobo you should get a video signal to the monitor.
Start with one stick of RAM installed.
Your Mobo is Dual channel so 4GB (2X2) is the better option so you can take advantage of Dual Channel and 4GB is more than enough RAM for any game and most all apps.
so with an upgraded PSU the graphics card will work as a substitute for the lack of a mobo video slot? Because I get no signal at all from the vid card but the fans on both of them run, I assumed if the fans were functioning then the card is functional.
 

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If I get a 1080w power supply will it be enough for everything? and if it is higher than what I need it wont fry anything, the mobo will take what it needs correct?
 

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PSU's only put out according to demand so a larger unit will not do any damage "IF" it is good quality. A poor quality 1000W is no better than a poor quality 500W. SeaSonic-most XFX-Corsair all top quality brands for PSU's.
 
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