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New Build Troubleshooting - Please Help

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August 23, 2010 1:18:03 PM

Hi Guys,

This was my second build ever, my first rig was built about two years ago. I put everything together, ran the wires and plugged everything in. In my mobo I made sure to connect both 8pin power connectors and the 24 pin power connector - I also plugged in both 4 pin connectors as I am running 2xHD5970's.

When I turn on the PSU, the mobo lights come on properly

The problem is. When I press the power button, nothing happens at all. I am new to building computers so I figured you might be able to help as I worked on this for 6 hours last night and even broke it all down and put it back together again, and still the same problem.

Please Help! Thanks in advance!


I have posted specs of this rig below if that would help as well:

Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

ASUS Rampage III Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

SAPPHIRE 100280SR Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support .... X2


CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active ...

Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.33GHz LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7980X

G.SKILL Trident 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model F3-16000CL9D-4GBTD

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

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