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    Hi everyone here are specs

    MSI P7N SLI-FI

    EVGA GTX280

    Raidmax Sagita case (which by the way the door just fell off after a day)

    Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800

    q8200 intel quad core

    Coolmax CUG-950B 950w power supply

    2 SATA Hard drives at 1 TB and 250GB

    Everything is getting power, fans are spinning red light on mobo is on, as well as green light on the video card

    my friend built it for me and he is very stumped as am I, its his 5th build or so and he still cant figure it out

    all fans getting power, CPU is running, hard drives spinning, CD drives working.

    Things we have done/tried:

    I was also getting no video (no onboard or PCI-E ) from an old motheroard I returned to frys, it was an ECS G31T or something like that, the sata pins fell out from bad saudering and I just chalked it up to a faulty MB

    We have returned and gotten a new CPU (the old one wasnt running)

    we have tried 3 video cards, in all three ports, nothing.

    reset CMOS several times.

    I borrowed my friends ram and nothing (funny enough we plugged the ballitix ram into his computer, and it wouldn't boot, so the ram was also bad)

    We have tried running at minimal components and nothing.

    we are just getting no video and the computers power button does not need to be held down to be shut off if that matters, its just like on/off

    we have no idea what to do, we are going to try his power supply and the new ram in the MB tomorrow or monday

    im thinking if its not the power supply, I just got ANOTHER bad MB?

    am I just having really bad luck with parts or does anyone have any other ideas?

    if I can provide any more info please let me know

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    Default Re: o video on a brand new built computer

    Did someone plug the ATX 12v adapter in?

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    Default Re: o video on a brand new built computer

    Hi, thank for the speedy reply

    I am actually not sure since it is my friend building it, but I will check first thing tomorrow, but thank you for the possible solution

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    Default Re: o video on a brand new built computer

    No probs

    Thats ONE of the reasons why a system wont go. If this isnt plugged in. It wont boot

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    Default Re: o video on a brand new built computer

    These are the power requirements for your video card, do you have the necessary feeds from your PSU plugged in?
    System requirements include an available 6 pin PCI-E power connector and an available 8 pin PCI-E power connector.
    (From here)
    http://www.amazon.com/e-GeForce-PCI-.../dp/B001B1SFIQ

    And this is what Speedy is talking about
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    Default Re: o video on a brand new built computer

    Quote Originally Posted by feersumendjinn View Post
    These are the power requirements for your video card, do you have the necessary feeds from your PSU plugged in?

    (From here)
    http://www.amazon.com/e-GeForce-PCI-.../dp/B001B1SFIQ

    And this is what Speedy is talking about
    http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/P7NSLI-FI1.jpg
    ahh yes that is plugged in and the video card is receiving the necessary feeds from the PSU

    Could it be my case? or the PSU/

    my friend assures me that the case is not shorting the MB and I dont know if the PSU could possibly be broken if everything else is getting power

    Also could it possibly be BIOS?

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    Does it beep, at all when you turn it on?

    Thats if its got a speaker in it

    Thats a possibility. If the BIOS doesnt support the CPU, it wont boot until you update it.

    You'll have to take it back to the shop, ask them to put a lower spec CPU in it. flash it, then put your CPU back in

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    Default Re: o video on a brand new built computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    Does it beep, at all when you turn it on?

    Thats if its got a speaker in it

    Thats a possibility. If the BIOS doesnt support the CPU, it wont boot until you update it.

    You'll have to take it back to the shop, ask them to put a lower spec CPU in it. flash it, then put your CPU back in
    no beeps, but I don't think it has an internal speaker either

    I just looked on the website and it looks like my cpu is supported only by version 2.1 of the bios, and I bet I have 2.0 default on the MB, so I guess its back to frys for me

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    Default Re: o video on a brand new built computer

    is there anyway to flash the bios without a video signal? as in a non post

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    Default Re: o video on a brand new built computer

    So we tried using the MB out of the case to no avail so its not a shorting issue

    we tried a P5Q SE MB outside and inside of case

    Tried 2 different power supplies so it cant be a PSU issue

    Like Ive said already replaced the CPU

    I dont know whats left

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