I just got myself a new gaming rig. I had a minor confabulation when I first switched it on. The BIOS screen appeared, then the Windows 8 loading screen appeared, then it all went black. Bugger :(
Took me half an hour of web searching and examining BIOS settings to think – ‘hmmm, I wonder if the HDMI cable to the TV could be the culprit?’. Removed it and much to my relief the configure Windows screen appeared. Phew!
Graphics with sound card nestled between them
SSD + SATA
Quick spec: 16GB RAM, Quad core i7 4Ghz, 500GB SSD system drive, SoundBlaster card, 5.1 speakers, 3TB SATA drive for media and 500GB SATA drive for games, 2 x GTX 770 2GB SLI, Antec case.