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2500$ gaming PC won't turn on (Help needed)

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February 27, 2013 11:43:52 PM

I bought all the parts new and I will include the list below. I have no idea what the problem is and I'm very certain that I connected everything properly. Here is the list.

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 12g Thermal Paste ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($175.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($96.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 335 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($192.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Diamond Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: NZXT FS-200RB 89.5 CFM 200mm Fan ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: NZXT FX-140LB 98.3 CFM 140mm Fan ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case Fan: NZXT FX-140LB 98.3 CFM 140mm Fan ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case Fan: NZXT FX-140LB 98.3 CFM 140mm Fan ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE 90 1000W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer ($25.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($649.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Razer DeathStalker Wired Gaming Keyboard ($79.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $2380.76

When I flip the switch on the PSU the standby light on the motherboard comes on but nothing else seems to get power and when i hit the power switch on the case, it wont turn on. No fans or LED's come on either.
What should I do? Whats Broken? I can post pics if needed.

Other thoughts - I may have broken the processor when I put it in but I sort of doubt it. Would a broken processor kept the computer from even turning on or starting the fans or LED's?

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February 28, 2013 3:23:20 AM

I'm going to suggest to you, to do what everybody else would suggest you to do. Take out your RAM, your Graphics card, everything but the CPU, the MoBo and the power supply. a small motherboard speaker helps greatly here. See if your PC will POST. Use the onboard graphics and plug your monitor up to it. Try it with each individual stick of RAM if one fails, Then get back to us.

EDIT: As far as I know, most boards these days will at least POST without RAM. Bottom line; if your board doesn't post without RAM, either your CPU or your board is bad.
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February 28, 2013 4:23:33 AM

I would just like to add that it is much more likely to be your motherboard than your CPU. Motherboards, while mostly good, have a higher fail rate than CPUs do.
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February 28, 2013 8:25:36 PM

What he said is true. I've got pentium 3 processor in the back of my house that's been through 3 separate boards.
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March 1, 2013 2:15:27 AM

I figured it out. I post tested it with no results until I tired jumping the power switch on the motherboard with tweezers. It turns out that everything worked perfectly worked perfectly just as I had planned to except tthe power switch n the case is faulty so I'm getting amazon to replace it. After jumping it in was able to boot from a windowsiinstall disk with a connection from the dedicated gfx card nothing else was fauly. What are the chances of something as simple as a switch on a case being faulty?
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