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New build, won't post, no lights or fans

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May 17, 2012 6:35:06 AM

I am using:

Asus sabretooth z77
intel i5 3570k
2x4gb corsair vengeance 1600 ddr3
nzxt 850w hale82 series PSU

I tested my PSU with a paperclip and the fan spins when I do that.

When I put these pieces together and turn on the PSU, a green light indicating stand by power comes on on my motherboard. When I try to power on, the PSU fan barely moves, then nothing happens.

I do not have access to a system speaker.

I assembled the parts on top of my motherboard box to make sure there weren't shorts.

I have tried resetting CMOS.

I have tried booting with 1 stick of ram instead of 2.

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May 17, 2012 6:55:16 AM

Already tried that.
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May 17, 2012 6:57:04 AM

Alright, got a spare power supply to try? Thats where I'd go next.

Having a mobo speaker would be a really hot idea too.
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May 17, 2012 7:01:53 AM

I have no spare power supply or speaker at the moment.
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a c 118 B Homebuilt system
May 17, 2012 7:21:16 AM

Kinda limits your diagnostical abilities without at least a mobo speaker, if you went thru the checklist, start RMAing parts or take it to a shop. Just because the paperclip test works doesn't guarantee the PSU is putting power to all of the components. You could buy a power supply tester for about 12 bucks, but thats not a fool-proof method either. It smells like a PSU issue to me, but it could be a dead mobo or CPU.
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