BUilt a PC, now it doesn't work :(

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the_fox

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Sorry if this has been posted, I searched but did not find an answer.

The PC is home built.
First, relevant specs (problem to follow):
Foxconn socket 939 bundle with NF4K8AC-RS motherboard and Athlon 64 3000+ CPU and Foxconn CMAK82BX-C CPU Cooler
Case: ATX460W CE, UL, TÜV standards (PSU 230V AC)
Power supplies available: Provided French mains cable with adaptor
Old emachines mains cable 250V 10A

Now, the problem: We've put the thing together and when we try to turn it on the PSU emits a buzzing sound but the cooler doesn't start (and, from what we see, nothing else either).

Except for the hard disk, everything in this is brand new. I know that a buzzing sound and nothing starting could be a dead PSU but it seems so unlikely, since I got it a few days ago. I thought maybe the CPU was busted but would the cooler start regardless? There is no LED so I can't use that as a sign that power is going to the motherboard...
The sound from the power supply is not a beep. It is a very quit buzz. Not even a hum, really.

We are so lost as to what the problem could be! How can you tell if the CPU is busted? Or if everything's set up correctly? :( Wouldn't the PC start to run if it was just a matter of not enough power going in? It doesn't even start.

As you can tell, I'm pretty new to this.

Thanks.
 
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Have you set the correct voltage setting on the psu?
Do the fans turn on the psu?
 

the_fox

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There is no switch to change the voltage on this case.

No fans turn on. There is only a buzz.
 
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Did you clear the bios with the jumpers on the mobo? Did you check that these jumpers were on the right pins? (on a new mobo they are quite often on the wrong pins to save battery life)
 
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If you are using ide cables, are they the right way round, especially to the cd/dvd drive/s
 
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