|"Sounds like its going to the ewaste garbage"|
Wow, you give up easily. We can't help you if you don't provide any info, we have no idea what you're working with.
"When I first got the system I booted it up on a cardboard box and it was beeping"
Beeping means there's a problem & it should have been diagnosed & fixed BEFORE installing the board in the case. Why didn't you continue with the bench testing process?