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First build, everything hooked up, no video, doesn't boot

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November 19, 2009 11:17:23 AM

This is my first time building a new system. I've got the following HW:

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
ASUS VK266H Black 25.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D Dominator 6 GB 3 x 2 GB PC3-12800 1600MHz 240-Pin DDR3 Core i7 Memory Kit
Samsung Internal Half Height DVD-W Supermulti SATA 22X Lightscribe (Black)
EVGA e-GeForce 8800GTS 320 MB PCIe Video Card
950W Coolmax Atx Power Supply with 3 Way Sli Certified CUG-950B

When I turn it on, the fans fire up, the lights come on, but nothing else happens. No video, no beeps.

I've tried reseating the memory, reseating the video card. I've unplugged the HDD and the DVD drive. I've unplugged the keyboard and mouse. I'm stumped. Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I'm dreading owning a very expensive paper weight . . . thanks!
November 19, 2009 11:21:47 AM

Actually, I think I might have a bead on the issue, I'll post again if not, I am probably an idiot . . .
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November 19, 2009 11:53:30 AM

8 pin CPU power wasn't connected. I even read the boot advice sticky, but from reading my manual, it seemed like that was not applicable, since I already had the 24 pin power connected . . . didn't realize it was a 'both'. Like I said, first build. Thanks, and sorry for the waste of time. It's an amazing thing when the light bulb goes off though :-)
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November 19, 2009 12:03:35 PM

^ Glad its fixed... And yes its a great feeling when the PC you first built powers up... ;) 
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