Out of case motherboard power testing

Not sure this is the good place to ask since altho its an asus sabertooth mobo its troubleshooting as well
anyway heres my pricey build:
pcu:Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics ...
gpu:GIGABYTE GV-N680OC-2GD GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
psu:Rosewill FORTRESS Series FORTRESS-750 750W Continuous@50°C,80 PLUS Platinum Certified,Single +12V
mobo:ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
case:Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
ram:G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-

anyway heres the deal: i tried to do an out of case power testing on my motherboard and after i plugged in the power supply, linked monitor to gpu and turned power supply switch on, theres only the mobo green light lightening up(nothing else, no cpu/gpu fan or anything, no response from the monitor as well).
heres some photos:
http://imgur.com/RyI5G
http://imgur.com/ajsFH
http://imgur.com/D3Gk7
http://imgur.com/oFLrf
http://imgur.com/MKLCy
http://imgur.com/DFzej

Reasons for this photos:
-giving you a view of where im so far
- maybe i didnt plug correctly something related to my psu
- see if there is anything crucial missing

hope you guys can help :)

-M
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  1. oh and my mother board is on top of his cardboard box wich is on top of my wooden table.
    if this can help :))
  2. Hello, here is what I think it is happening:

    To make the out of case test work you need to short the two terminals of the power switch. Get the motherboard manual, refer to the schematic for the up close diagram of the "System Panel Header". Go to page 2-25 in the z77 mohtherboard manual. There is a close up of the system panel header further identified in the main schematic at the front of the book. There are two terminals labled power and gnd, bridging those two terminals for a second should cause the board to start. You can use any metal impliment to crete a short circuit between the two posts of the power switch terminal and the board will power up. Even the tip of a pen.

    You are half way there...Get that mounted in a case!

    mishnab said:
    Not sure this is the good place to ask since altho its an asus sabertooth mobo its troubleshooting as well
    anyway heres my pricey build:
    pcu:Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics ...
    gpu:GIGABYTE GV-N680OC-2GD GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    psu:Rosewill FORTRESS Series FORTRESS-750 750W Continuous@50°C,80 PLUS Platinum Certified,Single +12V
    mobo:ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    case:Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
    ram:G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-

    anyway heres the deal: i tried to do an out of case power testing on my motherboard and after i plugged in the power supply, linked monitor to gpu and turned power supply switch on, theres only the mobo green light lightening up(nothing else, no cpu/gpu fan or anything, no response from the monitor as well).
    heres some photos:
    http://imgur.com/RyI5G
    http://imgur.com/ajsFH
    http://imgur.com/D3Gk7
    http://imgur.com/oFLrf
    http://imgur.com/MKLCy
    http://imgur.com/DFzej

    Reasons for this photos:
    -giving you a view of where im so far
    - maybe i didnt plug correctly something related to my psu
    - see if there is anything crucial missing

    hope you guys can help :)

    -M
  3. omg its working the fans are BOTH moving :D:D:D:D!
    now the only problem is the monitor, i didnt get any response :(
    but still! we are going somewhere! I(we) are almost done :)
  4. someone on another board mentioned that my gpu(nvidia) doesnt like hdmi cable for a first boot up and thats what might keep me down.

    What do you guys think?
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