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New Build Won't Power Up, Need Help

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September 6, 2013 12:42:43 PM

I just purchased the following hardware and put it all together but when powered on the processor fan will barely spin for a second and then nothing. The instructions say to press the power button but nothing happens. I've reassembled it twice now, but the same thing. Could it be that I do not have the right power supply? Or could it be that the power supply is broken? How do i test if it is that?

    Corsair Builder Series CX 500 Watt ATX/EPS? 80 PLUS (CX500)
    Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10)
    WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX
    Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHZ 1 GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 11201-17-20G
    NZXT Technologies Source 210 Computer Case (White)
    MSI Computer Corp. Socket AM3+ AMD 970 DDR3 SATA3 and USB 3.0 A&GbE ATX Motherboard 970A-G43
    AMD FD6300WMHKBOX FX-6300 6-Core Processor Black Edition
    Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit

This is my first build and I'm stressed out. Please help.

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September 6, 2013 12:49:55 PM

Calm down. Check all of your cables again. Unplug/plug them again carefully.
September 6, 2013 1:09:51 PM

i tottaly know this feeling, it happend to me to on my first build.
i was very stressed and scared and i didnt know what to do.
the solution is to get all the basic theings processor mobo and cooler and keep adding things til it will not turn on anymore.
with my pc it was 1 stick of ram.
just try that.
and is the switch on the power supply turned on??
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September 6, 2013 1:15:24 PM

Happens to everyone ( me included). Just relax and start over, and follow a guide on youtube :) 
September 6, 2013 1:51:56 PM

Thanks to everyone. I unplugged and replugged everything again for the 4th time and it works!!!