I just purchased parts for a new gaming PC and put it together this afternoon. I posted the specs in a previous thread (http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1736980/system-w...). The only piece I did not attach is my GPU (it won't fit right now and I need to get an extender to the two 4 pin cords from my PSU to make it fit).
One problem that I am having right now is that the computer won't start. When I press the power button, the fans on the case turn on, the fan on the CPU turns on, and I'm pretty sure the HD is operating, however I get nothing but a black screen on my monitor.
I did some testing with my current PC and found that the HD and power supply are working fine. I double checked that all the cords are attached to the right slots. Is it possible that there is a problem with either my CPU or motherboard? There is a MSI marker in the middle with loose screws should I screw that sign in? Everything I did was fairly routine. Processor went in easily. I put a little thermal paste on it. Attached cooler fan and screwed the motherboard on the case.
Any suggestions on things I should check or certain things I can safely rule out? I'm not really sure what to do