Recently I bought and received parts for my very first homebuilt computer. After I finished assembling and wiring, when I hit the power switch only the green motherboard led comes on and I hear a beep but that's about it. Are the case fans supposed to come on? Is the power supply fan supposed to come on? I'm not very tech saavy so I would like to kindly ask more knowledgeable folks what the possible problem could be - faulty motherboard, psu, etc. - and how I can test them. The parts I have are as follows:
ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Phenom ii 555 3.2ghz
DDR3 1333 2x2gb A-DATA 4GB RAM
Asus DRW-24B1ST Optical Drive
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
XFX Nvidia GTS 250
OCZ ModXStream 500W PSU
Antec 300 Case
Thank you very much in advance.
Well if you hear one beep means the computer passed the POST test (Power On Self Test) which is good telling you everything is working. Everything should come on even the fans.
What you might want to look at is the wires going from the power button to the motherboard. Look at the asus manual and make sure you line up the pwr wire to the correct spot, rest wire to correct spot etc..
Even tho it looks color coordinated its not. so look at the manual and see how they have it set up on the motherboard and let me know what happens
To test make sure the board is working take out the memory and turn on the computer you should get beep codes thats one way to tell your motherboard is working