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[New build] First built computer and im getting no boot

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December 22, 2012 12:09:20 AM

I dont know if its a compatibility error or what
Here are the specs
MSI 970A-G46 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR

Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

I think i messed up by buying this computer

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December 22, 2012 2:36:43 AM

Ive spent awhile coming to the conclusion that my mobo is fried
What would be a good mobo for my build at a reasonable price?
December 22, 2012 5:06:05 AM

Are you absolutely sure the mobo is beyond hope? I will recommend a mobo that'll work but I would hate to think you're replacing parts (especially a motherboard) if you don't need to.
Anyway, If you are unable to RMA your board as faulty for an exchange which I would think you may be able to do (unless there is a burn mark from a near explosion or fire on it somewhere) then I night recommend one of these two boards
ASUS M5A88-V EVO AM3+ AMD 880G which features built in graphics - handy if you have graphics card issues down the road.
ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 which does not have integrated graphics
About the boards very similar, full ATX size, AM3+, both have 5 each SATA III connections and one eSATA, both support your ram speed and I don't think either are too pricy
Check your motherboard and the RMA process with MSI before ordering a new motherboard though, you might just get yours replaced by them.
Hope it helps