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Build problem, won't boot

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First time poster. I have just completed my first ever build and booted up for the first time. Problem is, the machine won't boot. All fans are running and everything seems to kick into life. However, there is a constant light by the ram, the motherboard manual suggests to push the memok test after trying to boot with a single stick of ram and change to try the other ram stick in case it doesn't work. The machine then goes on to start up several times to tune the ram, but still, it ends up back at the constant red light. Not getting any beeps, I plugged in the HDA and tried the AC'97 plug too, no beeps. The front panel lights come on, so I think everything should be plugged in correctly.

PCU: Intel i5 750 2.66mhz http://www.ebuyer.com/product/172755
mobo: Asus P7P55D http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173451
ram: Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800 XMS3 i5 Memory Kit CL9(9-9-9-24) 1.65V http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173122
gpu: bfg gtx 265 maxcore http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169059
PSU: Corsair 650W TX Series PSU - 120mm Fan, 80+% Efficiency, Single +12V Rail http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135514

I have double checked system compatibility through several sources, so I can't think that there would be an issue elsewhere.

The hard drive I've installed is my old hard drive which I formatted for this purpose, so that should be clean and not cause any conflicts right? I am going to get a new hard drive eventually, but if this could be an issue I might just get it sooner rather than later. Any help appreciated.
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Disconnect everything from the Motherboard except
  • keyboard
  • mouse
  • video output
  • 20+4 powercable
  • 4/8 pin 12v wire both coming from the powersupply,
  • Cpu fan wire
  • power and reset button to the case
  • case speaker
Now you should have NOTHING connected to the motherboard except what was listed above.

The goal here is just to test the mobo:

If the computer still will not boot up the please remove the motherboard from the computer along with the power supply

place the motherboard on a piece of card board larger than the motherboard,

this will eliminate a short from the mobo to the case which could be a possibility
Install the cpu with, 1 stick ram in dimm 1, power supply, case switch and case speaker
Connect ps2 mouse and keyboard along with the monitor
Repeat the above and power on
If the computer now boots into bios you most likely had a case short so make sure when installing the motherboard in the case that you use standoffs and they line up with the mounting holes in the motherboard and none of the standoffs touch anything else on the underside of the board.
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