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November 4, 2011 1:55:36 PM

Hello,

I got the final components to build my new computer yesterday morning and have been working on it since.

After hooking everything up, the PSU made a clicking (on/off instantly) noise as I pressed the power switch. After messing with it further, I unhooked everything but the power leads and it is still making the clicking noise, only it does it at a constant rate now (on/off/on/off, sounds like a taser).

PSU: COOLER MASTER GX 750W
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Motherboard: Biostar TZ68A+RCH
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

With an Intel 2500k.

I asked a friend and his "expert opinion" is that the motherboard's shot. Before I RMA'd it I wanted a second opinion.

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: I also tried an old 500W PSU that came with an old case and it got no power whatsoever, so I only assumed that the PSU was shot in that instance.

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a c 274 ) Power supply
November 4, 2011 2:16:19 PM

The CM GX 750w psu is a terrible choice to begin with,it's a crappy unit.
Clicking is not normal for a psu.
Return it and select a unit from Antec,Corsair,OZC,XFX,etc.
You can run a test on the unit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FWXgQSokF4
You may very well have a faulty mobo,but i would run the test on both of the psu's before i rma the mobo.
I'd also exchange the psu for a better quality unit.
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November 5, 2011 1:58:33 PM

I ran the test, and it turned out to be the mobo, so I RMA'd it and picked up a z68 from Fry's and hooked everything back up.

When I first powered up, the monitor got a signal and it noted "cpu heat error". I figured this was due to my aftermarket cooler being designed for 1156 (I bought it long before I settled with 1155) and replaced it with the stock cooler.

Now, it sounds like its powering on normally, but I get no signal from the monitor. I'm sure I'm missing something, but I just can't figure out what.
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a c 274 ) Power supply
November 5, 2011 2:22:35 PM

Asanine said:
I ran the test, and it turned out to be the mobo, so I RMA'd it and picked up a z68 from Fry's and hooked everything back up.

When I first powered up, the monitor got a signal and it noted "cpu heat error". I figured this was due to my aftermarket cooler being designed for 1156 (I bought it long before I settled with 1155) and replaced it with the stock cooler.

Now, it sounds like its powering on normally, but I get no signal from the monitor. I'm sure I'm missing something, but I just can't figure out what.

Umm no difference between 1156/1155 as far as cooler mounting goes.=exact same layout(holes)
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