3 long beeps? Any ideas?

Hello, I recently built a computer and when booting up, it doesn't give me a post beep or message. Fans are spinning etc. but no sign of successful boot. I took it apart until only the motherboard and CPU and I get 3 long beeps then reboot, and this happens over and over. When I put in the RAM, I have no beep but still no boot. Any ideas?

Intel Core i5-3450 3.10GHz (Ivy Bridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail
MSI Z77A-G41 Intel Z77 Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard
8GB Exceleram Value Series LP E30142A (2x4GB) 1333 (PC3-10666) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM CAS 9-9-9-24 1.5V
550W ARIANET ACE Xtreme Series Power Supply
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  1. well, the 3 long beeps means you have no memory installed or put in the wrong channels. try the MSI troubleshooting website:
  2. I had the same problem and it turned out I hadn't pushed my memory hard enough into the motherboard. I did this and I was able to boot up with no problem.
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