Hello, I recently decided to build a new computer using this motherboard. When I went to first turn on the computer after assembling it would not POST, nor were there any beep codes heard. At this point I assumed it was the RAM so i took it out and the same lack of response/beeps. At the moment I do not have any extra DDR3 to test out to see if that is the issue. I also attempted to remove the Graphics card to see if it was stoping the process somewhere.
Did you connect a case speaker? People are often confused about the issue, and assume that the diagnostic 'beeps' will come through, say, their fancy Bose 5.1 speaker system - doesn't work that way... http://www.cwc-group.com/casp.html
...be the most productive two dollars you spent during the whole build!
If you can restart with ctrl alt del, you may be POSTing, but lacking video output. Without a motherboard speaker, you wouldn't hear the beeps.
Does your motherboard have onboard video? If yes, plug the monitor into that port. If you're using an add on graphics card, make sure you have the PCIe power plugged in (if your card requires it/them).
It was the graphics card which is very disappointing. I was going to use my 9800 gx2 till i was able to find a 5970 for sale from newegg or another trusted site. Anyone know a decent site with it still in stock? Short notice i may have to just settle for a cheap card for now but spending more money that necessary would make me emo.