|You should always benchtest the components BEFORE you install them in the case. But since the motherboard is already in the case, you should have only the following connected:|
- CPU w/HSF
- one stick of RAM
- power supply main ATX plug + 4-pin ATX12V plug
- power switch (no other case wiring)
- video card (or onboard video) w/monitor connected
"Could it be that the processor is bad?"
If you're getting a beep (or beeps), that's an indication that the CPU & board are *probably* good. The beep pattern will give you an idea of what the problem is. I believe your board uses a Phoenix BIOS? Here's the beep code list: