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post #41 of 69
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Thanks for trying to help. Looks like I will need to rip apart the entire build to try and troubleshoot this problem. Just thinking about doing that kills me inside and if the problem is a bent pin or bad motherboard then I am screwed already. Because by removing the stickers and painting the cover I have voided the warranty. As I lack the funds to purchase another $300 motherboard (have never been let down by Asus before which is why I bought a high end one as to not have this problem) if the board is the problem then this build is dead in the water. Took me years to save up enough to do this project.

I am grateful to all who are trying to help and I will give all the effort I can to try every solution but right now I am extremely sad!
post #42 of 69
do you have a friend with a PC that has a similar socket? You could swap CPU's to test if suspect that is the issue. If not, you could try calling a local PC repair place and see if they have a motherboard / CPU that matches your CPU / Socket to test with. It could help you narrow down the problem.
post #43 of 69
I understand the sad, been there done that. I think Asus will fix sockets for a charge, I want to say its like $50-$100+shipping.
 
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intel i5 750 Lynnfield Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 ASUS Strix GTX 960 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin... 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Crucial BX100 SSD 500GB EKWB EK-KIT L120 Corsair SP120 Koolance 2x140mm Radiator HX-CU1402V 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair AF140 Bitspower VG-NGTX960 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Samsung Curved 27" S27D590C 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Strafe RGB Apevia Iceburg 680 watts Apevia X-Sniper 2 EVGA Torq X3 Laser 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 9750 ASUS M3A78-CM PNY XLR8 GTX 460 Corsair XMS2 (4 x 1GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingPower
Hitachi 5K500 Silenx 92mm EFFIZIO Corsair SP 120 Red LED Antec 500watt 
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Koolance 240 30 FPI Radiator Magicool 280 14 FPI Radiator Bitfenix Spectre PWM 120mm Fan ML140 140mm PWM Premium Magnetic Levitation Fan 
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post #44 of 69
Thread Starter 
I do not have anybody to swap parts with for testing. None of my friends like computers. Not sure about a local shop. I just can not bring myself to tear it a part right now. I do not think I am in the right frame of mind to do that at this moment. This is the first build I have ever done that did not boot. Why did my luck have to wait till I dipped into water cooling?

I am sorry to sound so down but after a year and so much time and money I though today was the day I was going to see what it was all for.
post #45 of 69
It can be frustrating man, sorry you're going thru it. As much as it sucks, just got to work the problem. Wait until you've relaxed a bit though.


There is a local PC place that I've used near me a few times. They didn't charge me to put my CPU in a board they had and test the boot. Doing that will help you eliminate if it's a CPU issue or a mobo issue, or something else. The worst they can say is no or charge you a couple bucks for 10 minutes of time. Might save you a lot of head ache though.

Good luck man, and let us know how it goes. The build is beautiful, just gotta work out the kinks now.
post #46 of 69
keep at it man, it will be worth it
post #47 of 69
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the encouraging words. Tomorrow I will take it all apart and test but if it turns out to be the motherboard then this dream is dead or at the very least postponed several months. I have no money left. It took me years of saving just to make it to a point that I could even try to do this.
post #48 of 69
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Well I tore it apart and found a bent pin(I prefer amd pins on the chips compared to intels way). So I bent it back but no luck. With everything out of the case I put a normal heatsink on and tried the ram in all slots. Nothing. Looks like this dream is dead. I just do not understand how this happens. Not my first build and yet bent pin.

Can anyone tell me if the cpu socket and pcie first slot placement is the same spot on all atx form factor boards so I do not have to get new pipe? Because maybe I can afford a crappy 1151 motherboard. Afraid this is just going to happen again though and I have no idea where I will find the money even to do that.

Will try to find a place to test the cpu for now.

Very disappointed right now.

edit- After some research I realize the socket placement differ slightly. Going now to see if I can get someone to test the cpu for me.
Edited by eastexas - 7/2/16 at 8:48am
post #49 of 69
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Update- found a guy to help me test the parts. Cpu and ram were good. Motherboard was a bent pin as i stated and was bad. Spent many hours trying to bend it back and test. That went on forever. But I guess that I finally got lucky because it finally posted.

Put the entire system back together and still posted. Great news. The dream is still alive!

I want to thank all of those who not only were helpful but gave me words of encouragement not to give up. I am truly grateful for the support because my spirit was broken for awhile.

A few more things to do and then I hope it is ready for its final photoshoot. At least I am still able to go forward. Thanks again for the support everyone.
post #50 of 69
Excellent. Glad you got her up and going!
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