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February 23, 2012 3:32:07 AM

Hi all,

I will first say the problem I am having is on my very first PC build. I am new at building but very hardware literate. I was so happy that after weeks of waiting for parts and years of waiting for the right price, my dream budget build came to be manifest. But now it simply just won't work.

Here's the problem:
When I turn on the power switch (or short pwr pins while breadboarded) all I get is the PSU, CPU, and GPU (if plugged in, at this point I'm just trying to boot integrated) fans to spin for a second or two then suddenly stop. About 3-5 seconds they spin again. The fans keep going through this cycle and I can hear a faint steady clicking sound (not sure which component). No screen, no beep, no BIOS flash. Nothing but the fans. I have googled and read every "can't boot my pc" article I think I can find, but can't quite find anything that matches my problem 100%.

I have gone through Toms recommended boot failure suggestions and still dead.

MY specs:

CPU:
Intel Core i3-550 Clarkdale 3.2GHz LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80616I3550
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO:
GIGABYTE GA-H55M-S2V LGA 1156 Intel H55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MEMORY:
ADATA XPG Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-2G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:
ASUS EAH6770/DI/1GD5 Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OPTICAL:
LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:
Seagate Barracuda ST250DM000 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Please help me. The closest problem that sounded like mine turned out the guy had a DOA CPU. I hate that to be the case, but I'll take all the help I can get.
February 23, 2012 3:36:01 AM

I double checked everything, and one detail is the faint, very soft, click only is heard when the fans are booting. So it's not a steady clicking just when the fans are trying to start. Also I have an extra PSU from another PC I tried to boot with and I get the same results.
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February 23, 2012 5:08:09 AM

You remembered to plug in the 4pin CPU connector on the top left of the mobo to the power supply right? its a common mistake that alot of people make when building a computer for the first time. I am one of those people and my computer did the same thing until i realized it.
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February 23, 2012 5:19:03 AM

Have you breadboarded your system yet?
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February 23, 2012 5:49:17 AM

Yes I have. I have bareboned it adding once piece at a time. Nothing. And yes all connectors are connected to above post. Like I mentioned I went through all troubleshooting on Tom's and can't figure it out.

* Also I have found out what the faint clicking noise is. It's just my speaker piezo trying to beep but it cuts before full beep.
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February 23, 2012 7:27:52 AM

So no bent pins and nothing of that sort. I think you might have to RMA your mobo if you can. The newegg reviews aren't all that good for this mobo. Seems like a bad batch or something.

Edit: Do know anyone who may have spare parts who can let you borrow items like a PSU or RAM to test on your system?
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February 23, 2012 2:51:19 PM

hpdeskjet said:
So no bent pins and nothing of that sort. I think you might have to RMA your mobo if you can. The newegg reviews aren't all that good for this mobo. Seems like a bad batch or something.

Edit: Do know anyone who may have spare parts who can let you borrow items like a PSU or RAM to test on your system?



Thanks a bunch for your help. After your suggestion and some testing I have found out it is the mobo. I ordered a replacement of better quality but had to do so from amazon for their guaranteed 1 day. Sorry newegg.
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February 23, 2012 2:56:22 PM

Best answer selected by Jutah_Aran.
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February 23, 2012 3:49:28 PM

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