I just finished my new mini-itx build with the parts listed below. When I first turned it on all fans spun, the hard drive appeared to start up, the lights lit up, but there was no input on the screen. I read over the Boot Issues sticky and verified everything carefully including the CPU power. I tried moving the RAM around and alternating sticks. At one point with one stick in one slot the screen showed the POST process happening. After this I reinstalled the other DIMM. From that point on, the system refused to POST with any RAM configuration. I should indicate that the motherboard does not have a connector for a case speaker (although I have one available), which is unfortunate. What could the issue be? Is there any more information you need? Thank you so much!
An update... I switched out the PSU and HDD with ones that I know work and still no go. Then I added a working GPU to it, plugged the DVI cable into it and it started right up. However, if I try to use the integrated graphics (like I would like to) it does not display anything. I guess my question is, is there a setting in the BIOS or something I am missing that would make the integrated graphics (4250) work? Is it possible that the chip is dead or is it that unlikely? Thanks again.
Ok, I guess I'll do that if this fails. But here's an update. I bought a cheap 5450 GPU for it and dropped it in with the original PSU. It did not POST. That would make me think it was the PSU, but the system did not start with the other (working) PSU either. What on earth is going on? Thanks again.