I finished assembling my first build last night, but got frustrated and went to sleep. It's still not working despite my best efforts..
The computer powers on, fans work, everything's fine, but I can't get my motherboard to work with any keyboards (ps2 or USB.) After showing the first screen where I spam del to enter the bios, it shuts down and powers on again. It repeatedly does this until I flip the power switch on the psu.
CPU: i5 3570k
PSU: Cooler master extreme power plus 600w
caviar blue 350gig hdd
a 4 gig stick of PNY DDR3 1333 ram
I have read the motherboard manual to excess.
I have correctly plugged in the 24 pin power cable and the 8 pin cpu power cable.
All standoffs are correctly positioned.
I'm leaving my GPU out of the build for now, as I'm experiencing separate trouble with it.
I only have one stick of ram currently, so ram sticks aren't the problem.
The RAM is in place securely, and I've checked the wires to the HDD and the optical drive extensively.
I installed the cpu correctly, and there are no bent pins.
There was thermal material on the stock cooler, and it is plugged in correctly.
I do not own a system speaker, one is coming in the mail.
The front panel plugs are correctly seated.
I have reset the CMOS, and my cpu is supported by my motherboard.
And, like I said, I've tried multiple keyboards but none of them work.
Sounds like a bad mobo.... Try unplugging everything but the RAM, Power, and Video. I.E. unplug rom's, hdd's, and any other PCI or PCI-E devices. And just let it boot up. What do you get then? What problems are you having with your vid card?
Just out of curiousity was that you that posted on newegg about this mobo having problems with boot looping. Just saying, if not, then this person was obviously having the same problems. Even after they replaced it with the same mobo. Actually i take that back it looks like about 43 people had the same problem you are having. I would send it back and buy ASUS or MSI or something else.