Custom Build PC - Won't POST, No Display

Asrock Z68 pro3 gen3 atx intel motherboa...
March 21, 2013 at 04:50:44
Specs: Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin
My Build:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge
GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-3660-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit
MB: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin
PSU: CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 (80 Gold)
OD: LG Black
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB

I'm feeling the mobo is probably dead, but when I push the power button, all the fans start running, I can hear everything booting up and running, but when I plug in an HDMI or standard Monitor plug, into either the MB or the GPU, neither get a signal from it. When I power on there's not any beeps, or anything like that. Just the parts turning on.

To clarify, it has no problem staying on. It doesn't short out and restart or anything.

Help? Thanks.


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#1
March 21, 2013 at 04:53:50
If you should normally get a single beep from the BIOS but you aren't getting any beeps at all, the motherboard is faulty.

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#2
March 21, 2013 at 05:12:41
Is it possible if I start to disassemble it, that it could be a different part? I keep reading that the RAM can mess it up, if they're bad. I suppose I should strip it back down to bare bones, and test things one by one. Or does that not seem likely?

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#3
March 21, 2013 at 05:22:47
So this is a new build and it has never worked. For every new build you should bench your parts first. Motherboard, cpu, ram, gpu, and power supply. Hook them all up and test fire the system before you install it into your case. I have seen so many builds where someone put a motherboard stand off in the wrong place and have shorted out the board or bent pins when installing the CPU. Or even installing the ram in the wrong slots. So my advise is to take it all back out of the case and double check everything, also read the manual for the motherboard and make sure everything is correct.

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#4
March 21, 2013 at 05:30:11
I just removed the GPU, and it booted up to bios, display and all. It properly read the CPU and all that, so I'd assume either the PCI port on the MB is dead, or the GPU is dead, or I just had it hooked up wrong.

I should also note, even though it booted just right, it didn't beep. Not sure if that's cause for concern.


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#5
March 21, 2013 at 05:38:47
Did you have the aux power hooked up to the video card?

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#6
March 21, 2013 at 05:42:02
I'm was using the PCI-E 6+2 (4 port in PSU) cables to power it. Not sure if that's the right thing, as it came with it's own power cables, bur they didn't seem to be "used" with this PSU. I'll have to look further into it.

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#7
March 21, 2013 at 05:52:09
How to benchtest
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...

I'd assume either the PCI port on the MB is dead
660Ti is a PCI-e 3.0 video card and it must be installed to PCI-e slot.

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#8
March 21, 2013 at 06:07:47
I was inserting the 660 into this slot (red square), and I believe it's the only one like that, so yeah.

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/...

I suppose I could insert it again, and see if I didn't have it pushed in all the way or soemthing, but yeah. Lol

I should also note, there's nothing installed on the HDD. Not even Windows 7, or anything. I haven't installed, or used my keyboard / mouse a single time yet. So do I just need to install the MB info / stuff and then plug the GPU in and test?


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#9
March 21, 2013 at 06:40:36
I doubt that your PCIe slot is bad. Try to reseat your video card and make sure that your aux power cables are secure. Also on a side note, do not touch the contacts on the video card, the oil from your fingers and brake contact with the mainboard and cause tarnishing of the contacts over time. If you are un-able to get your video card working, you may need to RMA the one that you have.

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#10
March 21, 2013 at 06:50:56
There's this Warranty sticker on the back, where the contacts are. Could this be causing trouble? I feel like I should remove it, since it seems to logically seem like It would case issues.

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/...

Although I'm wondering if it means that if the sticker is removed, it voids the warranty, or if it's saying if the back is removed, it voids it?


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#11
March 21, 2013 at 06:58:54
No, the sticker if fine where it is. Don't remove it

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#12
March 21, 2013 at 11:12:58
Bench test the board with minimal hardware.

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