Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) Quad-Core
MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB
ASRock Fatal1ty P67 PROFESSIONAL (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready
ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler
Anyways after putting everything together I proceeded to plug it in and turn it on. The computer powered on for what seemed like about a half a second (saw the lights and the fans blink on then off) then it wouldnt start at all for a couple attempts. So obviously at this point I was pretty freaked out, 1200$ into this system and it wont start. I unplugged the gpu and put it into a different pci slot then tried to start it again. This time it comes on everything is running (including the HD i can feel it spinning) however I'm getting no display at all as the computer continues to idle. I tried multiple display methods but nothing.. I unplugged the gpu and put it into another computer and it runs fine displays perfect so I kno its not the gpu. I'm thinking its a faulty motherboard? What do you guys think?
Also I have 2 other questions...
1. For first time boot can the display be plugged in with HDMI? Should HDMI work in all cases?
2. Thermal Compound for the CPU I accidentally put a little too much on and then when I disassembled it again, a tiny bit of it got to the bottom of the CPU. Will this ruin the cpu? or can i simply wipe the solution off with some alcohol and a quetip? thank you..