I am putting together a PC for a relative and have encountered a pretty big problem. Here is the build. Or, here is the actual web address if the link doesn't work: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2yEFP
After setting everything up, I plug the power cord in and the light on the motherboard glows green. When I press the power button, a few things happen: the power light turns on and the fans on the processor, graphics card, and power supply spin up. However, this lasts only for about a second before everything shuts down again. The two fans on the top and back of the case itself never start up.
This is the first PC that I have built entirely on my own (my current PC was built with a friend who knew more than me). And, I worry that I have done something stupid and ruined some expensive part.
Since I'm pretty sure I set up everything correctly, could one of the parts be faulty? I already tested the power supply by swapping it out with the one from my working PC, but there was no change; it still didn't fully start up. Could there be something wrong with the motherboard or case?
If pictures of any specific parts of the PC would be helpful in solving my problem, please let me know.
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by J_Carter, 09 January 2014 - 07:57 PM.