450watt PSU (came with case)
3.0p4 prescott Processor
GIGABYTE GA-8IPE1000PRO-G Socket 478 Intel 865PE ATX Intel Motherboard
VGA ATi Radeon 9800 Pro graphics card
2 512mb PC3200 DDR ram
Well from the start I would hook everything up and double check all the connectors ect yet always had the same problem of a blank screen when I tried to boot up for the first time. Everything would run, lights, fans, and the CD-Roms would work yet there would always be a blank screen on the monitor with the light slowly blinking. I've tried both the listed Radeon and a Nvidia 5600 graphics card from a working PC and still had the same problem. I originally had an Intel 875(/) mobo that I replaced for the Gigabite one after thinking a faulty motherboard was the problem. I simply cannot get to bios setup or see anything but the lovely reflection of myself on a blank monitor screen.
To sum everything up I am 99% sure that the problem is not due to the motherboard; is not due to the graphics card; and is not due to faulty installation. That leaves me with a possibility of PSU problems, processor problem or Hard Drive problem. Seeing as how I've already replaced the motherboard with no real change is there anyone who's had this problem or seen it that could limit it down even further for me so i dont have to go through a new HD, CPU AND PSU? Or if I'm totally off-track, feel free to point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance.