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I just got a new motherboard back from RMA. They sent me a brand new motherboard because the last one would not POST or power on devices such as keyboard, mouse, or provide video output to the monitor. I have tried using different sets of RAM, even tested each RAM individually in every slot. Hopefully it's not another DOA but I can't seem to figure out what could be going wrong. I've swapped between the NH-D14 to the stock Intel HSF. Here are the specs I am using (all of this is setup on top of the motherboard box):

Intel i7-2700k (bought it brand new)
AsRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 (brand new replacement from RMA)
8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600 (switched between this and OCZ GOLD 2GB DDR3 1600 which is confirmed to work in another system)
Evga GTX 470 (confirmed to work in another system)
Silverstone Strider Evolution Gold 750W (bought this from HardWareSecrets Ebay listing, it was a review sample)
Noctua NH-D14 and Stock Intel HSF

I want to know what else could potentially be keeping the system from POSTing and powering on peripherals and also if a brand new Intel CPU could DOA, the PSU is bad, or something else entirely.
Edited by matrix2000x2 - 3/10/12 at 6:21pm
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Have you tested the PSU in another system? Shouldn't be the cpu, & 2 DOA mobos in a row would be pretty bad luck...
    
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Originally Posted by FtW 420 View Post

Have you tested the PSU in another system? Shouldn't be the cpu, & 2 DOA mobos in a row would be pretty bad luck...

I have not actually. What could the PSU affect the system like that though? seems kind of strange. It's going to be a pain to have to pull a PSU out of a working system to test it. I'd like to get more educated guesses at this before I tear out a PSU.

Just confirmed that the CPU is not DOA because I popped it into another sandy bridge system. Now it's either the powersupply or brand new motherboard...
Edited by matrix2000x2 - 3/10/12 at 8:04pm
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I vote PSU problem as well.

That's definitely the first thing I'd check.
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I vote PSU problem as well.
That's definitely the first thing I'd check.
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I have finally determined that it is the PSU because I put it in another working system and it did the same thing to that system. I bought it as a review unit from HardwareSecrets and the warranty has already been void because they open it to take pictures so I doubt I will get any support from Silverstone but I have contact HardwareSecrets and they told me to do some more testing to really make it is the powersupply having issues. I am 100% sure it is the PSU so I will ship it back to HardwareSecrets if they want to repair it or whatever course of action they decide to take.
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I have finally determined that it is the PSU because I put it in another working system and it did the same thing to that system. I bought it as a review unit from HardwareSecrets and the warranty has already been void because they open it to take pictures so I doubt I will get any support from Silverstone but I have contact HardwareSecrets and they told me to do some more testing to really make it is the powersupply having issues. I am 100% sure it is the PSU so I will ship it back to HardwareSecrets if they want to repair it or whatever course of action they decide to take.

Too bad about the warranty. Sorry to hear that. Good luck with the RMA. I'll think good thoughts for you. smile.gif Cheers!
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did you use the paper clip method?
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Too bad about the warranty. Sorry to hear that. Good luck with the RMA. I'll think good thoughts for you. smile.gif Cheers!

HardwareSecrets gave me a full refund today. I am a happy camper! they didn't even ask for me to ship it back.
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did you use the paper clip method?

no, there's a power button on the motherboard.
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