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First home build, no signal to monitor

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December 25, 2012 2:29:32 AM

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.

Specs?
-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


Any suggestions are appreciated.

Happy Holidays,
Sal
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December 25, 2012 2:40:54 AM

and what PSU? make sure yours isnt dirt cheap noname brand one

anyway your parts above are good for AMD build dude...
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December 25, 2012 2:43:35 AM

oh i didnt read that your psu came with coolermaster case

that is suspicious....

anyway, if the troubleshooting steps above doesnt solve. you might want to borrow a GPU from your friend, and install in for testing on your PC. maybe you got failed card
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December 25, 2012 2:46:50 AM

Cooler Master Elite Power 500W RS-500-PSAR-I3 Power Supply

Might be sketchy considering how cheap they were collectively.

I'd also read a thread where swapping the PSU for one with higher wattage fixed the issue, though that doesn't seem to be my case.
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December 25, 2012 2:50:41 AM

^ yes exactly my thought....

swap your psu for cheap but high quality one. xfx 550 or corsair cx series is very good choice at low price

dont judge psu from 500 wattage, brand quality is #1
and... sorry, coolermaster is case maker, not good psu maker
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December 25, 2012 2:54:05 AM

Hmmm...alright.
So the fans and LED functioning could still be possible with a defective PSU?
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December 25, 2012 2:59:50 PM

I should also mention the keyboard and USB mouse get no power.
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December 25, 2012 3:07:45 PM

you might want to check once more, remove any pci/pci-e from your pc

in some case, PCI lan card prevents pc from powering on. it could be graphic card or something in pci-pcie

btw if you have time.....

this one is really long tips but it can save you from getting headache
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-ste...
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December 25, 2012 4:49:18 PM

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.
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January 26, 2013 4:19:56 AM

Turns out it was a dead motherboard, just got a replacement, everything is working now.
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January 26, 2013 4:20:50 AM

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