OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI 600W ATX12V Power Supply
EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Allendale 1.8GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E4300
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB (4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop
I first starting having problems my not power up. I turn it off from the switch on the PS and try turingit on again and it would take a couple times before it would boot up and turn on. then after a week of that it finally wouldn't boot up at all. It seemed that the PS was only powering the fans, so I bought a new PS to test it out. Unfortunatley I live in a small area and the only store was a radio shack that had a 2 power supplies, but didn't have one that had a PCI-E plug to test out my GTS video card. I bought it anyway thinking I could use my friends video card that does not need an additional plug in from the PS. I got my computer up and running with my buds video card and the new pwoer supply, but I was getting a long beep from the mobo which in the past has been a memory problem for me(my mobo is very finicky about how the sticks are installed) I took 2 of the 4 sticks and it booted up fine so it seemed to be a problem with the actual slots which were the two together closest to the edge of the mobo. Now my computer is not booting at all no matter which slots I have and its not giving me any beeps.
I have ruled out the following...
Memory - all sticks worked fine in another computer
Harddrives - same as above
Power supply (old one) - obviously doesn't work because it will not power up my hardives or video card, but the newer (test) PS does power the harddrives. too bad because I actually spent more purposly on that component when I did my build...
Video card - I can't rule it out because I have no PS available that has PCI-E plugs. My computer is not working with my friends working video card so I do not suspect my 8800 gts is dead.
This leaves the Mobo or the processor and the Power supply. Can anyone suggest anything else? If I buy a new mobo can I just plug in my system drive and all my original componets that work and not have to reinstall everything?