Totally blank screen. No BIOS, no signal. Not sure about the RAM. Tried one stick, didn't change anything. Everything is in the right slot - maybe wrong voltage or timing? Didn't think much about that before I ordered and can't find compatibility from MSI website. ASRock says the sticks are compatible, though.
I'm using Corsair 400W CX power supply. I've tried about 3 VGA cables now, it's not the monitor, not the cable. Tried taking the motherboard out of the box to see if it was grounding issue, that's not it.
The case I have doesn't have a speaker, so no ideas on that. There are LEDs on the MSI motherboard I hooked up that tell you what's working and what's not: processor, pci-e slot (video card), and ram are OK.
Still no USB power from the motherboard- I find that odd, maybe disabled in CMOS by default?
Monitor is on, power's all hooked up. Tried monitor with another box, worked well.
Tried everything bare bones - one HDD, motherboard, 1 stick of ram, video card, still nothing.
The only thing I can think to fault now is the PSU or the processor.