I started building a whole new system from scratch using an ASUS P67 Pro and I can't even power it on, its hooked up to a Novatech 400W PSU. I connected both power connectors and I'm sure nothing is shorting it but when I short the power pins I get no response from the mobo, neither the CPU or PSU fans spin. I tried booting without RAM and still nothing happens
I just did some research and found out that the 400w model has only 3A but the next model in the series (500w) has nearly 3 times more - 8A which in comparison makes the 400w look very weak. Could this be the reason the motherboard is not reacting to the PSU current in any way?
Ok the specs are
Asus P67 Pro
4GB Corsair Vengeance
Nvidia 9800GTX+ (temporary)
Also I found out that the Novatech PSU are OCZ MODXs in disguise except for the 400w model which OCZ doesn't sell so probably the 400w model is very poor quality but even if so why does it show no response at all, if the PSU was faulty or just too weak it should still atleast attempt to boot.