Need help troubleshooting new build

Ok, so hopefully someone can help me with my new build. I have built several systems before, but have not in teh last couple years so I am sure I am missing something.

I have now built the following system, however when powering up, the system does not post (the monitor stays blank). Additionally, the CPU fan does not spin. Given that the CPU fan does not spin i turn the system off immediately and the cpu is still cool, not a hint of warm.

All other pieces seem to be receiving juice as fans are spinning everywhere and teh drives are spinning and dvd opens/closes. Motherboard does have power too.

Ok, here are my parts:

Raidmax Smilodon

OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W ATX12V / EPS12V Active PFC


Core 2 Quad 9550

OCZ OCZ2RPR10664GK 4GB PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066) DDR2 Memory Retail

2 x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB SATA 7200 RPM 32MB Buffer Hard Drive


MSI N9800GT-T2D512-OC V2 GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16

I have everything put together. CPU is seated properly, memory and Video card are inserted properly as well.

Drives are in ok too. The two drives are connected to the two g-sata ports on the mb. After I actually get this thing to post, I want to configure a raid zero array.

After I power on, all fans spin (except CPU fan). The MB also have 6 leds to let you know the load of the CPU. At this point, I get two red, two yellow, and two green. i am guessing this is a default.

The monitor does not show any signs of the machine trying to post or boot.

I have taken everything out and reseated them.

Any ideas? I have not changed anything from "stock" settings.

- Vince
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  1. You are really going to have to find some parts to borrow and swap.
  2. I know this may sound like a stupid question but did you connect the 8 pin power on the mobo?
  3. mbs have TWO power connectors as ragsters said . The second is either 4 or 8 pin and usually near the processor
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