so yeah spent over a grand on a completely new rig and the monitor would turn on but come up with nothing. so I took a stick of ram out.. now it boots up, shuts down after a few seconds and then shuts off again. After a few seconds it turns itself on and does the same thing, repeating.
No thermal paste was applies by my friend during building the PC, not sure if necessary or related. Using gigabyte ga-z7x-ud5h motherboard with i7 3770K.