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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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Last Post by nicholite
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I was using an anti-static wrist strap while doing the build as well, in case anyone was wondering.

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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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Yea that didn't work. All that is in there is one stick of ram, the cpu, and the power supply in their respective sockets. I flip the switch on the power supply, and the light still doesnt turn on, neither will the computer when i push the power button on the case.

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sorry to hear about that. Possibility that you bought this using a credit card that provides warranty at no additional cost?

Edited by JorgeM

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Yea, but I am just curious, could I have fried my motherboard, or has something else happened. Based off of what I told you, what else do you think could have happened, or did I for sure fry the motherboard?

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i think it is possible that its ur PSU that has Burnt.?
i too have experiance in the turning on and shutting down after two seconds. turns out to be a faulty PSU. but now im having a Power on but no display problem with my brother's pc.. >.<

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