Originally Posted by matroska
Do you have a spekare connected to your mtoherboard? can't you hear any beep sounds? Check if your graphics card is properly installed, take it back and replace it again. Also check if your PSU is working properly, see if its fan is spinning...
i5-2500 and i7-2600 are very good chips, lots of performance for its cost. the only setback is that you have to spend a little more money in a mobo that of you were to buy AM3, but it is worth it.
yeah it beeps when I turn it on.
and I think I am going to get the 2500k, a new mobo, ram, case, and psu. then I will upgrade my video card later.