Motheroard - ASROCK P45XE
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 / 3.0 GHz / 1333 Mhz / 6 MB Cache
Memory - 4 GB G. Skill (2 x 2 GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
Graphics - Nvidia GTX 260 / 896 MB
OS - No OS installed yet
Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB / 7200 RPM
Power Supply - OCZ ModXStream Pro 600 W
Case - NZXT Alpha
So I'm building a new system using the core components mentioned above. The problem is, when I turn on the power, it's seems like it's not booting up correctly and has no power. The fans (CPU, Power Supply, Case fans) would just run for a second and dies. No signs of power going through the entire system. I have pretty much plugged in everything and verified all connections. I even cleared the CMOS jumper just in case that was the problem. I jump started the power supply already and it's working by itself. I'm out of options already and I'm really getting frustrated with this.
Pay close attention to number 2. It seems like you've missed plugging in your 4/8pin power connection. (this is ussualy located by the cpu socket). There's a picture of one later on in the thread as well.
Number 2 is good. I have it connected fine. I think number 3 is the problem. I didn't put the standoffs because I didn't know about them.
First of all, the motherboard packaging didnt come with any mounting screws so I checked the bag of screws that came with the case. I only used the screw that fitted on the board. I didnt use the rest including the standoffs coz like I said, I didn't know about them for it wasn't specified in any of the manuals I have.
I hope that's the issue and I can get it to work... *cross fingers.
You got a point there dood, I actually had a problem putting them in considering the fact that I'm putting a gigantic GTX 260. I asked help from someone to screw the card in place on the pci slot while I was holding the card so that it will be aligned.
Just to piggyback... I've built a half-dozen systems in my life, and I'm having the same sort of boot trouble this time around. The fans come on for a second and then everthing dies - the motherboard "power" and "reset" LEDs remain lit.
I'm guessing it's a short, but I definitely have my standoffs in place. Does anyone have any suggestions? I spent hours building this thing last night, and I REALLY don't want to have to breadboard it.