Please note the pause after the 3 Long Beeps before repeating the 3 Long Beeps, this is NOT a continuous long beep sequence (if that matters).
It was suggested to me by someone more experienced than I that this was a video card issue. I tried the video card in all 3 available slots, I tried removing it entirely, and tried a Gigabyte 6450 video card. All of which resulted in the same 3 Long-Beeps.
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black CPU
OCZ Agility 3 120gb SSD
16gb (4x4gb) Corsair XMS3 RAM
OCZ ModXstream-Pro 700W Modular Power Supply
I believe that board uses Award BIOS, which means that 3 long beeps most likely indicates a memory problem.
I would check to see if the modules are properly seated. If they are I would see if you could try the modules in another system to see if they are functional, or try a different set of modules (preferably ones that are known to be functional) with the Gigabyte board.
I have a Gigabyte board and the beep codes do not mention 3 long beeps and the memory is one long and one short. The video card not being inserted properly is continuous long beeps and that's the closest to the desription of the OP.
Thanks for all the helpful suggestions. I will try them tonight.
I originally tried to embed the youtube video of this happening, but it didn't take. Here it is posted as a link: http://youtu.be/ICkvJGZtUAo
I've had the video card suggested a few times because the info out there indicates that a continuous long beep means video card. This is NOT a continuous beeping, it's three 3 long beep, pause, 3 long beep, etc.
There doesn't seem to be much of any info on that particular sequence.
I'll definitely home in on the memory modules and the peripherals and clearing the cmos.
The video is good and gives a clear indication that something is wrong , unfortunatly there are no three long beep codes listed except for the IBM bios which says that it is the keyboard. I guess that you have to give that a try and see if by some chance it is the keyboard.