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November 30, 2012 1:45:08 AM

Well this is my second cpu build, im fairly competent with computers although far from anything beyond that....So here goes!


Well I started building referencing a guides and handbooks, its all fine and dandy until i try to turn it on, 0 power.

I then unplug everything except mobo PSU CPU GPU and RAM. it boots for 5 seconds, gives three long beeps and then cuts, repeats again and again. (I havn't tried to see if the cpu tries to load the BIOS yet, need a VGA>DVI adapter)

I then proceeded to replug everything, no power......Then i unplug the fans in the case, same issue as before with the cutting after 5 seconds or so

I havn't tried pulling the mobo out of the case yet and doing a external boot just to try that, also the stock CPU fan is put in sideways if that makes sense, the Intel logo isnt upright but sideways.... would this make a difference?

Sorry if im being a fool, i've tried troubleshooting to the best of my ability! Any tips so welcome... :) 



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November 30, 2012 1:52:48 AM


Sorry my build is

1 Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivy Bridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor
1 ARIANET StealthX Black Midi Tower Gaming Case
1 MSI Z77A-G41 Intel Z77 Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard
1 500GB Seagate ST9500325AS Momentus 5400.6, 2.5" Hard Drive HDD - Sony Playstation PS3 Compatible
1 ARIANET Radeon HD 7770 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (OEM) + FREE Games!
1 Samsung SH-118AB/BEBE Black 18x SATA DVD ROM - OEM
1 500W Corsair Builder Series 500CX 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply
1 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Jet Black Low Profile 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Dual/Quad Channel Kit [CML8GX3M2A1600C9]
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