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January 4, 2013 2:39:58 PM

Hi all,

So, a friend of mine had me put together a cheap gaming PC for him and I have built quite a few PCs in the past, but, I am at a loss why this thing won't boot. I understand it could be a faulty piece of hardware, but I'd rather not go through the return process until I get a 2nd opinion on the components I chose.

Here is the list...


1 "GAMMA Classic Series ATX Mid Tower Interior Steel Chassis (Black)"


1 "Intel Core i3-2100 Dual-Core Processor 3.1 GHz 3 MB Cache LGA


1 "Corsair XMS3 8 GB (2 x 4GB) 1333 MHz PC3-10666 240-Pin DDR3


1 "Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB


1 "Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500w Power Supply (RS500-


1 "Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)"


1 "Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache


1 "EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1024MB GDDR5 DVI mHDMI Graphics


Nothing fancy, and the power supply should be sufficient. I even went through this checklist's thread to make sure I didn't miss something stupid.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-ste...


I guess my question is, is there any reason this hardware wouldn't work together? If not, I think I am to the point where I'll just ship it back for a replacement CPU/Motherboard.

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January 4, 2013 2:44:20 PM

Can you at least enter the BIOS?
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January 4, 2013 2:45:23 PM

I'm not entirely sure on the age of that motherboard but I have had experience in the past with intel Core CPU's refusing to POST with certain BIOS versions on Z68 motherboards.
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January 4, 2013 2:46:28 PM

Nothing, none of the fans will power or anything. However, power is being supplied, the LED's on the chassis do come on.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 4, 2013 2:51:29 PM

If you've checked most of the basic stuff, you probably have a faulty component. It's probably the motherboard or the psu.
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January 4, 2013 2:53:48 PM

Ahhh, what a pain, I hate returning ***. Is what it is, I'll post the outcome of what it was once I figure it out. Thanks for the responses.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 4, 2013 2:57:07 PM

Good luck on the replacement. :) 
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