|I decided to use the money I got from selling some of my old textbooks to put together an inexpensive gaming computer. I'd consider myself a total neophyte at PC building, as this is my first build. So forgive me if I use some incorrect terminology or if I'm missing something really simple. All the parts were bought brand new from Amazon. Important Parts list:|
Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor G860 3.0 GHz 3 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80623G860
BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500w Power Supply (RS500-PCARD3-US)
Corsair XMS3 4 GB 1333MHz PC3-10666 240-pin DDR3 Memory Kit
Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB PCI-E Video Card (100315L)
I haven't hooked up the hard drive yet, nor used the case for anything other than the power button, so they should be inconsequential. Before mounting anything in the case, I tried a minimal build sitting on the motherboard box, which I had seen recommended in several different places. I seated the CPU and the stock fan, and the video card and my 1 stick of RAM and hooked everything up to the power supply, connected it to my TV and attempted to power it on. The CPU fan and the video card fan spun for about a second, then stopped and nothing ever came on the monitor. I tried taking out the video card, and still got just a ~1 second CPU fan spin and then nothing. I tried re-seating the CPU, but got the same result. I tried moving the RAM stick to the other slot, and got the same result. I tried clearing the CMOS header, but that didn't change the result. I realized my motherboard does not include a speaker, so I bought one and a different stick of RAM (Kingston ValueRAM 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM Desktop Memory), thinking maybe the high voltage rating of the original stick (1.65 vs. 1.5 for the new one) was causing problems. I plugged in the speaker and tried the new RAM instead, and still got just the CPU fan spinning up then stopping one second later. No beeps, and nothing on the monitor. I tried booting it without any memory, no beeps. I tried taking out the motherboard battery and then putting it back in; it didn't make a difference. Still just a brief CPU fan spin up, then nothing.
The processor is specifically listed as supported by the motherboard on the manufacturer's website. This is the only desktop in the house, so I have no other parts to test with. Any help would be most appreciated