1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 9, 2014 7:22 PM by v____v

    New build help, no signal to monitor?

    v____v

      Hey everyone. I've received and assembled the parts to my new build, only to see it fail to boot.

       

       

      The cpu fan, chassis fan, and gpu fan all spin, the power led lights up, the optical drive works, but there is no signal to the monitor, and the usb ports don't work.

       

       

      I disassembled everything again and connected only the cpu, mobo, 1 stick of ram, and gpu - same problem.

       

       

      Here is what I can confirm:

       

       

      -ram is properly seated, notches clicked in.

       

       

      -mobo standoffs screwed in

       

       

      -no integrated graphics on either the mobo or cpu but am using a dedicated pci-e gpu that is properly seated and powered

       

       

      -known good monitor plugged directly into gpu

       

       

      -psu 24pin connector, atx12v cpu power, fan power, usb header, pwr switches, all plugged in

       

       

      -cpu and cpu fan properly installed

       

       

      -there is no beeping from the system because the mobo doesn't come with a system speaker or beep codes.

       

       

      -power plugged into the wall. also tested my psu with an older pc and it was able to boot

       

       

      -mobo came with latest bio version but i have since reset the cmos during troubleshooting by shorting with jumper and removing the battery

       

       

      Here are the parts I'm working with:

      PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Ia68

      Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Ia68/by_merchant/

      Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Ia68/benchmarks/

       

      CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($176.98 @ SuperBiiz)

      Motherboard: ASRock H77M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard  ($79.99 @ Newegg)

      Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($86.99 @ Amazon)

      Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk  ($109.99 @ Staples)

      Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card  ($249.99 @ NCIX US)

      Case: Silverstone SST-FT03B-MINI (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case  ($126.25 @ Amazon)

      Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Gold 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply  ($94.99 @ Amazon)

      Total: $925.18

      (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

      (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-09 16:19 EST-0500)

       

      Anyone know what the most likely problem is? Any help would be immensely appreciated. I was having a lot of fun with my first build until now, this is just driving me nuts, and I'd rather not have to go through rma hell more than necessary.

        • 1. Re: New build help, no signal to monitor?
          v____v

          Mystery solved! I managed to get a hold of some known good parts: psu, gpu, and ram. I figured I had a dead cpu but to my surprise it booted into the uefi screen, so I swapped my own parts back in one by one until it stopped booting. Turns out the Corsair Vengeance sticks are causing the problem.

           

          Lesson learned - next time I will definitely start with a breadboarded bare minimum set up and add on from there so I don't end up with surprises trying to power up a fully loaded case.