So I recently bought a whole bunch of computer parts in hopes of making my first build. Specs: Intel LGA1155 DDR3 1600 ATX BOXDH77KC Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B Intel i7-3370 Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 BX80637I73770 GeForce GTX 550 Ti Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE 22X SATA DVDRW Drive Antec 9 Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case I set everything up just as instructed by with the instructions that came with the motherboard. When I thought everything was good, I plugged in the power source to see if it worked. I noticed a light on the motherboard that said 'standby power" turned green. I hit the power button, the fans spun and the lights turned on, but only for about two seconds before shutting off again. I repeated the process about 3 or 4 times with the fans moving and lights turning on, then dying two seconds later. On the 5th attempt however, I heard like a pop or a snapping noise, and the stanby power light on the motherboard turned off. Now I can't get the comptuer to turn on at all. I was just wondering did I fry my motherboard, or did something else happen. I would just like to know before I go out and invest in things that wont help my situation. I'm completely in the dark here someone please help me D:
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Its sounds like you overloaded something on the motherboard. Remove all of hte components except for CPU and RAM and see if you can get it to power on.
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