New build, first build, Issues.(PICs and Description)

Hello forum users, My name is Rob, I'm a 21 year old college student and I've loved computers my whole life. I took AP comp Sci in high school, some python and software classes in college, and I work editing video for 2 local shows. I wanted a new computer to do some editing that I couldn't do at the studio, and I wanted it to be powerful enough to do some decent editing not to long down the line. So I went to the closest microcenter to me, which isn't that close, and I picked out parts with the help of some of my more hardware inclined friends, and the tech who worked there, and proceeded to take my computer home and build it. After all was said and done I went to turn the thing on and virtually nothing happened. It appears to turn on for a split second(fans click once or twice, lights flash, the HDD LED turns on) but thats about it. I can list all the spec's and take pictures if needed, I just really need some help with this, as I need it for work.

Here are the specs

AMD FX 8 Core 3.1 16mega bit Processor
ASrock 990FX Extreme4 Socket AM3+ 990X ATX AMD Motherboard
Antec Nine Hundred Two Case
EVGA GTX560 Ti Video Card
Corsair Vengence DDR3-1600 2x4GB Ram
Seasonic X series - 660w Power Supply
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 plus - Heat Sink
Western Digital Black 1tb 7200 RPM Hard Drive

As I said I can take pictures, and so I will, but I thought I'd post this first as it may be something I'm just unaware of from those parts. Bear with me while I take pics, All I have is my cellphone.


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  1. Hmmmm I once bought an ASrock MB and it arrived pre-knackered. Are all the case power cables / buttons connected to the motherboard properly and are there any loose connections in the PC from the PSU?

    At the very worst it could be a defective MB or PSU. Try making sure all the components are correctly slotted into place and the power cables are connected properly.

    If this doesn't work try booting up without the GPU in and use the on-board graphics.

    the next step would be to use other components if you have any spare to work out which is broken.

    I did have a similar problem when I was in uni, my computer would constantly turn on and off repeatedly but never boot up. It turned out to be the motherboard.
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