Definitely not as easy as I thought it would be. I hit a problem pretty early on.
I have my motherboard, CPU, heat sink, RAM (4x1GB DDR2), Graphics Card, and monitor installed and the PSU correctly attached to all of the previous.
When I power on, all of the fans are active and spinning. The CPU fan sitting on the heatsink (powered off the motherboard if that's relevant), all three of the chassis fans, and the fan built into the graphics card (8600, powered off of MB as well).
Problem is.. There's no beep or display going out to my monitor. The HDD won't spin. I've double, triple, then quadruple checked all of the connections to make sure that they were firmly attached, but still to no avail. I can't seem to figure out why.
I've searched a few walkthroughs that suggest detaching everything except for the MB, CPU, RAM, Heatsink, GFX Card, and Monitor, so I've done that.. Still no beeps or display going to the monitor. I mean absolutely no display, not even a flash.. Monitor will sit there at, "No signal detected!" Please help me troubleshoot!