What is wrong with my new pc build?

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blakeyboy90

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Hi guys,

So I recently went on a bit of an upgrade spree and have now dug myself into a hole with a machine I cannot get working.

I'll start by listing the relevant parts along with whether they are newly upgraded or parts from my old machine:

Mobo: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Elite LGA 1151 DDR4 ATX \*NEW\*

CPU: i5 9600k 3.7Ghz \*NEW\*

PSU: OCZ ZX Series 850W Gold \*OLD\*

RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 3000Mhz \*NEW\*

GPU: 1080ti \*OLD\*

Fan: Not 100% certain as was given to me by a friend but looks like: Corsair Hydro Series H110

So what is happening is that I flick on the PSU and I get the Mobo flash for a split second and then nothing. I've removed the RAM, GFX, Drives with the same result. As far as my admittedly limited knowledge of hardware can tell everything looks inserted correctly. My old setup with the PSU worked fine so I'm not convinced that will be the issue. I'll put in a google drive link below with some photos and a video of what is happening. (Excuse the cabling but with it's current state it's not a priorty atm!)

If anyone can spot an incorrect cabling or miss matched components etc please let me know as I'm tearing my hair out over this!


https://photos.app.goo.gl/RqrXsDrPXYMg55HM8

If there's any other info I can share that might help please let me know.
 

crjdriver

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Have you read the guide at the top of the h/w forum for problem builds? If not, do so. If you follow ALL of the steps, you will find the cause of your no POST condition.

Next in one of the pics, I see unused motherboard standoffs. When I see this, it makes me think you did not fit the board to the case correctly. When you install a new board it a case, you remove ALL standoffs. Place the board in the case and mark the case with a pencil, sharpie, whatever where you need to install standoffs. Remove the board and install the standoffs in the holes marked ONLY. Install the IO plate and place the board in the case. Slide into the IO plate and secure with the case screws.

Common errors for new builders;
1 Aux pw connector not plugged in. In your pic, it appears that the aux pw is connected
2 Motherboard shorting to case due to incorrect placement of standoffs [this is what I would suspect first]
3 Bent pin on motherboard cpu socket
4 Parts not fully seated ie ram, video, etc
5 Parts not compatible [not a problem in this case]
 

blakeyboy90

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Thank you for your response. I re-seated the mobo correctly in position with the standoffs this time but unfortunately it's doing the exact same thing. I'm wondering if me not having the board resting on the standoff initially has tried it.

However if that was the case would the board light up at all like shown in the video?​
 

crjdriver

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If you did not have the board installed correctly, most definitely you could have fried the board. If a solder trace contacts ground ie the motherboard tray, standoff, whatever, it most likely fries the board [or at least what the trace supplies]
 

crjdriver

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Have you done the out of case build outlined in the guide? If not, do so.

I am off to work; good luck.
 
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