new member 1st post here.
A custom PC i started putting together in november last year still isnt any closer to being finished after spending almost triple the amount it should have cost me.
I have read the sticky My PC wont start and as far as i know ive tried all the suggestions there which is why im posting here.
3 months of problems when will it end.
Ill start at the begining to see if some1 can see a pattern or something.
25th Nov 2009 i decided to build myself a whole new system as mine was getting out of date and took out the optical drive as i assumed i could still use that.
What i ended up with was
case : Antec 900 Nine Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case - Black
hdd: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 250GB SATA-II 8MB Cache
Optical: Pioneer DVR-212DBK
MoBo: MSI P55-GD65 Intel P55 (Socket 1156) DDR3
CPU: Intel Core i5 750 2.66Ghz (Lynnfield) (Socket LGA1156)
cpu fan: Akasa AK-968 X4
graphics: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4890 1024MB GDDR5
RAM: Corsair Dominator 4GB DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMD4GX3M2A1600C8)
psu: Corsair TX 750W ATX SLI Compliant Power Supply
The latest problem im having is that the system refuses to even start i get about 2 seconds of power before switching off.
I dismantled the system into individual components and then placed the Mobo on its box, i connected the PSU 24pin and 8 pin ATX connecters and bridged the power connection with a screwdriver (to see if it was the switch on the case)
When i do this i get power for about 2 seconds and then it turns off but what is different is that after the power goes off the mobo starts up again and switches off again and this repeats endlessly until i turn off the power on the back of the PSU.
SO to clarify when all i have is a PSU connected to a Mobo and nothing else the power cycles on off on off on off etc every 2-3 seconds.
Due to various issues i have had with this build, i have had parts replaced left right and centre.
Currently this is the state of play with the parts
Mobo: This is the 3rd!!! mobo im trying (all the same model x58a-ud3r)
this one arrived in the post on saturday the 13th march
PSU: im on my 2nd psu again both have been the TX750 and the psu i have is less than a week old
I wont go into details unless asked to but i will say that out of the other parts i own i feel ive gone beyond extreem lengths to test them.
Im now a member of no less than 9 forums where ive been posting up the problems for help and so far no luck.
I am at my wits end and am BEGGING for help.