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First time building, motherboard will not display a signal or POST.

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January 30, 2013 12:12:55 PM

Please assist me in any possible way. This is my third week working on my first custom gaming pc build. Parts are as follows

1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-

1 x ASUS P8B75-V LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

1 x Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

1 x SAPPHIRE 100358L Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card

1 x LOGISYS Computer PS575XBK 575W ATX12V SLI Ready Power Supply

1 x Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120

1 x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 ST1000DM005/HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

1 x SAMSUNG DVD Burner SATA Model SH-224BB - OEM

1 x Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit (Full Version) - OEM

1 x Rosewill RNX-N300X PCI Wireless Adapter

My motherboard will not post. I made the mistake of not purchasing a motherboard speaker so I cannot hear any beeps. I have tried an out of box setup (breadboarding?) with just one stick of ram and the cpu with the 24 pin and the 8 pin power plugs. I get no signal/POST. When I have it in the case on the standoff pins with everything plugged in, the fans all run but I still get no post. I contacted newegg when this first happened and was informed I had a bad motherboard. So I RMA'd it and purchased a new one. Same problem. So then I contacted the manufacturer of my current motherboard, ASUS and I am told that it is definately my ram. Still doesnt work. What should I do?
January 30, 2013 12:33:29 PM

So you have replaced the ram?
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January 30, 2013 12:54:59 PM

Yes I replaced my oginal corsair pair with the G-skill listed above. It was a prdouct that the motherboard listed as a qualified vendor. I also tried resetting the CMOS battery
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January 30, 2013 1:15:43 PM

Not your exact model, but I'd be suspect of that no-name PSU:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Logisys-PS600A12...

That would be my next component to replace.
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January 30, 2013 1:26:36 PM

Quote:
LOGISYS Computer PS575XBK 575W ATX12V SLI Ready Power Supply


eeeek....

Quote:
Not your exact model, but I'd be suspect of that no-name PSU:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/art [...] iew/1211/7

That would be my next component to replace.


^^ this.
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January 30, 2013 1:29:16 PM

Agreed that your PSU doesn't look great. Get a cheap cosair/antec unit
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February 6, 2013 1:49:35 AM

Best answer selected by brennanman007.
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February 6, 2013 6:04:48 AM

The best is that corsair unit. I wouldn't trust raidmax PSU's.
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