Re: Getting this new custom PC started - help please!
You've checked your cables - Yes.
You've never made it through the complete install?
You mentioned that you partitioned your hard drives, that means you succesfully booted the windows disk and made it to the screen to install on the drive.
I don't know what you might be doing wrong, i'd start with the bios, set your dvd-rom drive to boot first, then put the disc in. That should get you started and regardless of anything else, it will boot from the disc.
Go through all of the typical set up things, I'd delete the previous partitions, re-partition them, then format the partition. This places the install files onto the partition and also becomes the second thing your motherboard boots from.
From there you'll run through the same installation process of SP2.
Question - Are you using 64bit? Seeing your 6GB of ram go to waste is kind of silly to me.
i5 2400 @ 3.10Ghz | 16GB RAM | 500GB + 1TB | GTX 750Ti