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Newly built computer won't boot

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Hi. We just started building almost the exact same machine...
Gigabyte GA-8I945P-G
(originally)Geil Ram 1gb DDR2 667 -- switched to a guaranteed RAM DDR2-667 by a different company after we had the same problems with the Geil.
SAPPHIRE 100119L Radeon X550 256MB DDR PCI Express x16 Video Card
Maxtor DiamondMax 10 250GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA133 Hard Drive
BenQ Black IDE DVD Burner Model DW1625 BLK
NZXT NEMESIS ELITE BLK Black 1.0 mm ALUMINUM ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 400 WATT PS2 ATX 12V Power Supply
Intel Pentium 4 630 Prescott 800MHz FSB LGA 775 3.0ghz
ASUS Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E616A

We are now able to get to the bios screen, but we can't get boot to cdrom and install operating system. It checks the IDE drives and finds both dvd rom drives. Then, it says "Bootable CDROM detected", and it switches to a totally blank screen with blinking line at top left corner and does nothing else. Can't even try to type in a drive letter or anything. Tried both dvd roms, tried a few different bios settings, have never had this problem. ??? Please help.
Also, we're noticing that the power seems to be "fluctuating". The case's bright blue lights flicker about every 5 to 10 seconds like the power's hitting a hiccup or something, but that doesn't seem to affect the boot process as everything continues smoothly up until the point where nothing happens. Is 400 watt PS not enough for p4 3ghz?

Super appreciate any advice anyone might have.
Thanks a bunch.
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