|"Did the system work OK before you tore it apart? And what did you gain by swapping cases?"|
No i was having the same issue with it in the other case.
I swapped cases because the new one had more room and provided better cooling and more HDD mounts.
I also had other plans of things that i would be doing with this computer after i had worked the bugs out of it.
"How do you "shock" a sound card? If some sort of power surge caused the problem, the PSU is usually the 1st thing that goes. Did you test the used PSU before attempting to re-use it?
'Shock" some one stuck something into the audio out and managed to short it out.
"Delta electronics: DPS-300AB-15 Rev 00F"
I'm aware that it is garbage and yes i tested it. i said i was learning not that i was an absolute idiot. I do know somewhat of what I'm doing.
"The CPU fan needs to be plugged into the correct header. If you look at the pic of the board, it's at the upper right corner."
Its plugged in in the correct spot.
"If it says fan error that's a clue. I would start by going into the bios and checking the thermal settings, maybe jogging them around. Then try flashing the bios and replacing the fans."
I am now aware of why i am getting this fan error and it is because i changed the fan being used. if i plug the stock fan back into the mobo i do not get the message.
By the way its the case fan not the cpu fan.