Actually, that's not an unreasonable guess lol.
But it should prove that, once you start assembling, try not to guess. Most folks who do wind up here . . . a lot. The manuals and assembly guides available should help a lot, and save time if not more.
I usually do read the manual, though it didn't say anything about booting w/o all the parts lol.
Guess I learned my lesson. Taking out my dell psu wasn't easy......almost knocked out a memory module
I just can't stand DOAs. I helped one of my friends build a system and it tooks hours to figure out that the mobo was doa. Literally wasted a saturday afternoon.
People on this forum probably have had their share of computer problems.
Thanks for the help