Originally Posted by DILLIGAF
I'd strip everything back to basics, 1 stick of ram, hdd, video card and see if it will post.
you dont need a hdd to get the machine to post
the basics are
5.Videocard /unless you have onboard video
Now DILLIGAF is right about making sure that the motherboard is not gettign shorted out by the case.
REMOVE the motherboard, place it on a Plastic surafce/ such as a rubber mat, or a large square of packing material.
plug the power supply into the board, ram, cpu, videocard. ONE thing at a time, double check and make sure everything is in place properly.
ok, take your case and move it by the board and plug the powerswitch onto the CORRECT pins on the motherboard.
Hook up the monitor to the back of the videocard, carefully, its not screwed down it can pop out easily..
press the power button.
No video? pull the video card try the onboard video..
try hooking up the small speaker in your pc to the CORRECT pins on the mobo to get a diagnostic beep code.
boot it again to see if you can hear beeps?
Let me know if you get this far....