first time brand new build no post no beebs

October 24, 2009 at 19:02:18
Specs: Windows XP
I am new to computer building and am having a problem with my first build. I have checked the threads and while I know there are many posts that are similar to this one, almost all seem to have been resolved with solutions that are not working with my build.
The problem is as stated in the subject: brand new build will not post, no beeps to indicate ANY activity. The case fans and LED lights work, the CPU fan works, the power and reset buttons on the mobo come on but that's it. The Graphics card does not seem to be responding and my monitor states "no VGA signal". The mouse and keyboard are not lighting up either. Further more, the power button on the case can turn the system on but not off. I have to turn off the PSU to get it to shut down.
I've doubled checked all the jumper connections, I am positive that I installed the CPU properly, I've tried stripping it down to the bare essentials and still nothing.
At this point I am beginning to wonder if I bought a defective mobo or cpu but I do not know how to tell for sure aside from sending them both back to the manufacturer for testing.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advanced.

These are my specs:
-ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
-GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 -CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V
-Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz
-OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
-Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
-ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor
- Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
-NZXT Alpha Black Steel ATX Mid Tower

p.s. none of my current computer hardware is in any way compatible with my new set up so I cannot test my new components on my old comp.

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October 24, 2009 at 19:41:22
If it was ur CPU I think the keyboard lights would light up and the monitor not connected sign on the monitor would go away. This is why I think ur motherboard is defective. I would try it first.

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October 24, 2009 at 20:14:34
You should ALWAYS benchtest your hardware BEFORE installing it in the case. Now you have no idea if there's a hardware problem or it's an installation problem.

How to Bench Test Your System

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October 24, 2009 at 23:21:07
my experience summarized "no beep, no keep". possibly
ram, cpu or mobo. Your postscript is a huge drawback for one who would build, since no way to test components. Test ram if poss. Only other thing I can suggest is heat-testing of
mobd/cpu chips: remove cpu fan and briefly power the system up while reading cpu temp with finger. If cpu runs very
hot, might be problem. If cpu is not hot and not stone cold,
replace fan and power up and try other areas of motherbd for

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October 25, 2009 at 17:50:07
Wow, one day and three responses. Thank you all for your insight, this is all very helpful.
jam, i learned about bench testing before this post.....unfortunately all too late. But I am POSITIVE that the instillation was done properly as I did much planning ahead and research.
On the bright side (sort of) I have a friend who is hardcore into games and said he had a backup mobo that I could run tests on so I'll bench test as soon as we can meet up.
Thanks again for all of your help.

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