So I've been able to assemble all the components and get power to the fans, hdd and dvd writer as well as getting the display led lights on at the front of the case, but the monitor is not working. I'm getting a "no signal detected" message. It also did not work with an older monitor I've been using for another computer.
All the components are newly purchased and I've already tried some troubleshooting going through old threads and faqs, including:
-Re-checking the 24-pin connection from the psu to the motherboard as well as the 8-pin
-Checking the standoffs/screws in the motherboard to make sure they're not causing a short somewhere
-Attempting only 1 stick of RAM at a time, then 2, in all permutations of available slots.
-Placing the video card in the alternate PCIE slot.
-Cooler Master Elite 350 Black ATX Mid Tower Case 500W PSU
-Corsair XMS3 2x4 GB DDR3
-AMD Bulldozer FX-6100 Six Core Processor 3.3GHZ Socket AM3+ 95W
-ASRock 970 EXTREME3 ATX AM3/AM3+ DDR3
-Gigabyte Radeon HD 6670
Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB SATA 6GB/S 3.5in 12MS 5900RPM 64MB Hard Drive
Thanks, I've gone through most of that forum's recommendations, a couple of things I'm unable to do at this point.
I've been able to get the pc to power on, just not a working signal to monitor, keyboard or mouse.
I'm looking into getting an xfs 550 power supply now. Just a shame I can't return this other crappy one.