so far, i only plugged in all the connections to mobo (24 pin, 8 pin cpu) and the case periph's
memory, VGA, and core
This is my second build (first in a while), and i remember that putting the cpu in the socket, the socket was very tight... so i was a little worried there already (and yes it was seated flat, and everythign matched up)
After plugging everything in, i switch the PSU on. A blue led next to 24 pin turns on. This is the only thing that happens. Even when i push the power switch.. so i quickly unplug and recheck everything, still nothing happens on later iterations.
Currently i'm away from my new build, but im starting to freak out a little
One thing i haven't tried is to only have 1 stick of ram at a time, but would that really make or break the system in that severe of a way? I mean, the CPU fan doesn't even start up
Breadboarding is building the system with the motherboard outside the case on a non-conductive surface. There's a link to jsc's breadboarding thread in the checklist. You just need to start eliminating the possible problems one at a time. That's what the checklist is designed to do if you perform every step in it.