ok so everyone is allowed one mistake when building a computer....
mine was i never had the power connector in the cd drive
yeah yeah im a dumbasss
i bow my head in shame
happy to tell you all though i have now built my first computer specs below:
amd athlon 3500+ (130nm version)
msi k8n neo2 platinum
asus fx 5700 256mb ddr graphics
western digital 80gb sata hdd
256mb ram(ordered the 2x512
raidmax cobra case in black
dvd/ cdrw drive
floppy (sprayed black)
ordered a DVD writer too, so it should be here soon!
running windows xp home
will post pics soon!
so thats like made my year
thanks for all your help over last few weeks guys