It has been about 6 years since I last had the joy of building a computer. So, I recently decided it was time for another go. After such a flawless first build experience, what could possibly go wrong?
All of the parts came in this afternoon... http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/4198/partst.jpg
Processor: Pentium Core i7-940
Cooling: Cooler Master V10 (dreams of OC'ing)
Motherboard: Gigabyte ga-x58a-ud3r
Ram: 8GB Crucial Ballistix
Graphics: Gigabyte GTX 460
HD: Western Digital 1TB
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium
Case: Cooler Master CM-690
Power Supply: Cooler master GX750W
Should be a fun time right? Well... hopefully I can get back to that mindset. The hardware build was kind of tough because of this large fan unit. After a couple of hours, I finally got to hit the power button. The fans and system LED's immediately came to life, but the monitor remained blank. After trying all of the trouble shooting techniques that I could think of (including a complete rebuild) I am still getting the same LED's and the same blank screen.
The Phase LED's (CPU Loading) and NB Phase LED's (North Bridge Loading?) are illuminated. The following two pictures indicate the placement of these, as I could not get a good picture of the LED's.
Phase LED's: http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/6528/phaselights.jpg
NB Phase LED's: http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/3554/nblights.jpg
So, after all of that, I guess my question is: Does anyone have ANY idea how to handle a situation like this? I would really like to turn this expensive brick into a working machine.