Maybe CPU problems...

So i was building my first pc, put the cpu in the MB, the Hyper 212 on, ram, GPU, and PSU and did a test run. The PSU is working because there is a light that lights up on the MB. I short it out to turn it on and no fans run, nothing pops up on the screen, nothing. Is my CPU/MB dead? Any ideas? Help!
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  1. So nothing happens when you press the power button/short out the power button pins?

    remove the gpu, hdd & dvd rom. Check the power connections to the board are tight and post results.
  2. Make sure you are using both power cables board and CPU. Run through the guide step by step http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-steps-posting-post-boot-video-problems
  3. So I have everything put together in the case, when I hit the switch the fans make a quick movement, the LEDs flash and then nothing.
  4. Gone through the guide step by step?
  5. Yes I did
  6. Bread boarding next, link in guide.
  7. Only thing is I don't have another PSU to test and no multimeter
  8. xBUNx said:
    So I have everything put together in the case, when I hit the switch the fans make a quick movement, the LEDs flash and then nothing.

    There are many possibilities but bad PSU is at the top of the list.

    Q
  9. You can do the paper clip test on the PSU http://www.overclock.net/t/96712/how-to-jump-start-a-power-supply-psu-test-a-power-supply-and-components it could still be faulty if it passes but less chance.
  10. WEll I don't think its faulty, maybe just not enough power? When I did the test boot it wouldnt boot up until I took the GPU off?
  11. So list all your specs!
  12. Parts are:
    AMD Phenom II x4
    HD6870
    Antec 550w PSU
    1tb HDD
    Asus M5A97 MB
  13. PSU is big enough but if it boots without the GPU then it is time to see if the graphics card is ok, can you try it in another computer?
  14. Okay I have figured it out, turns out one of the cable is set up wrong... The pins were in the wrong position. time to contact Antac!
  15. xBUNx said:
    Okay I have figured it out, turns out one of the cable is set up wrong... The pins were in the wrong position. time to contact Antac!

    Nice to hear you found the solution. Can you tell us a bit more about how you found that out?

    Q
  16. Yes please we would very much like to know, things like that can kill other hardware!
  17. It didnt kill anything ( that I know of). But first off this is the PSU that I decided to get: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016 . But while looking at my computer not know what the heck is wrong with it (seeing as I replaced the MB and CPU and still nothing) I was able to get a friend to come over with the same PSU and we plugged it in. Boom. It worked. So I plugged my PSU into his working PC and same thing, flash of the LEDs and twitch of the fans. So it was confirmed that the PSU was the problem, but it was supplying power. SO we looked at the cables. His 6pin connector has the pins forming a 'T' while mine was forming a 'Z'....and had 2 cables going to one pin...
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