I recently dumped 2.5k into a rig and just got finished building it (tech savvy level definitely low). When the moment of truth came upon me to plug and power, all the LED's and fans were working beautifully...but the screen had no display and there was no signature "beep". My initial thought was that the motherboard is fried. However, when installing my CPU I gently placed it in and lowered the lever as told to do so in the manual, it didn't really feel like it set in though (like a USB port or RAM/GFX card). Maybe the CPU is "loose"? Maybe the hard drive isn't connected? Any help would be appreciated. My weekend of triumph has hit a dead end for now =[.
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
G.SKILL PIS Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2200 (PC3 17600) Desktop Memory Model F3-17600CL7D-4GBPIS (X2)
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA 012-P3-1472-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) SuperClocked 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support (X2)
Edited by raylanw, 16 April 2011 - 01:46 PM.