My gaming PC won't work D; Please help
Going to post this on multiple forums on this website, not sure which would be most appropriate.
Alright, so a few months ago I decided to build a beast gaming PC. The specs will be listed below. I will also try to be as descriptive as possible with my situation, and will also list the steps that I have taken -- all of which have failed -- in order to resolve it.
Ok, so here are the specs:
- SilverStone RAVEN RV02-BW Matte black 0.8mm Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
- MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
- TWO EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Cards
- SILVERSTONE ST1200 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
- Intel Core i5-2550K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Without IGP
- SAMSUNG Black Blu-ray Combo SATA Model SH-B123L LightScribe Support - OEM
- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
So I assemble this magnificent beast, and hit the power button. The fans spin up for about 7 seconds, then shuts off. It starts back up again, then shuts off. It repeats this process endlessly, until I finally disconnect the power.
Now, here are the steps I took troubleshooting it:
- Reset the cmos battery -- no difference
- Sent the motherboard back to the manufacturer (thought it was probably defective, and so did my peers) -- no difference
- Checked the MSI website to make sure that my RAM was compatible with the motherboard. It is.
- Tried booting it with only one RAM stick. Same results
- Tried booting it with one video card -- same results
- Tried booting with NO video cards -- same results
A) The power supply is bad (least likely, it's obviously getting power since it's booting up constantly) B) The processor (I think that even though I got a new motherboard, the original one could have still shorted, which might have compromised the CPU) C) Wiring in the case (I state this as a possibility because I noticed that the reset button on the front of the case is EXTREMELY defective, sticking and/or being difficult to push)
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. It's gotten to the point where I'll even buy whoever can help figure this out a 12 pack of Oktoberfest, or any beer of your choice.