Originally posted by Ste
We donn't know your components.
Post links to them.
And just for future reference. regaurdless of what your dad says, Putting components ONTOP of a Anti-Static bag is not a good idea.
As I have said before theres more Static on the outside of the bag since its susposed to keep static out of the bag and protect whatever is inside of it.
Start RMAing Parts.
Anti-static bags are treated to be electrically conductive inside and out. They don't "collect" static electricity on the outside. If that were the case you'd run the risk of discharging the static electricity every time you put a part back into an anti-static bag. Static Electricity builds up on Non conductive surfaces.
Eleaf, Personally I would think there is something wrong with the motherboard. If you tested that psu with another motherboard and it worked, it should also work for your motherboard. For powering a computer with all the accessories including optical drives, hard drives and video cards, yes, that psu is inadequate, but for just getting the motherboard to run the processor and memory. If you're not going to check the BIOS you don't have to install the vga card. Just make sure the processor is installed, the heatsink/fan is installed and plugged into the motherboard and the memory is installed. First things first, when you plug in the 20/24 pin connector and the 4pin 12 volt connector, and turn on the psu, does the green LED on the motherboard light up?