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Failure to Post Evga 680I

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Ok built it outside the box , it's not grounding on anything, Placed it on a cardbord box and still had the same issues, removed first the ram then the gpu neither allowed it to post with the error sound. Generally it will light up and whir, my cpu fan will kick on, it lights up but it doesn't make a boot noise and it doesn't post. After a few seconds roughly 15, it will shut off and when I try to turn it back it it will shut down again within 3-5 seconds unless I let it sit for a bit. I've tried resetting cmos battery with the jumper set to "reset" (680i Evga Board). When I recently reinstalled my heatsink after taking it apart though I used Artic silver instead of my OCZ Freeze for Thermal, I seem to remember There being something about AS Having issues with the copper found on the HDT-Xigmatech heatsink (pipes touch the heatsink).

I just spent the last 2 hours ripping everything out of the case, cleaning the case down with duster spreay and alchol dilited wiping solution to make it super clean. Ripping apart the Mobo part by part NOrthbridge etc) and also my PSU opened and sprayed out along with all my pins and connectors heatsink and cpu socket. None of the Capaciters or resisters look broken/bulging or burt afaik. Since the board isn't grounding out, and it's not posting now, I'm hoping the cmos battery being pulled helps fix it not posting at all , possibly a setting conflict since it's doubtfull the ram or GTX260 I have causing a bind, it would still post with an error code on my board but I'm not even getting that.

My PC:
Evga 680i Mobo
Audigy2 Sound card (Older, maybe from 2000)
2x Gskill F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK 2 Gig sticks - In Primary stick slots
Q6600 Quad Core GO Stepping proc. Stock 2.4ghz
Evga GEForce GTX260 NEver been overclocked. (896 mb Model according to sticker)
OCZ PSU - Part number OCZGXS700 700w Power Supply..
XigmaTech -HDT Heatsink (Pipes touch the cpu)

This setup has been in overclock mode since 2008 at 3.2ghz on air with temps maxed during 4x prime at 65c, which is a bit higher but resonable for most gaming. Q6600 is rated for 71c on intels website so I doubt the chip fried having it only 3 years with a moderate overclock and great cooling. ATM I have no boards/Chips/PSU/Mobos to test out to see what parts may have died. I Also Don't have a multimeter to see if the rails on the PSU are supplying the right power source atm.

So I'm asking you guys who are also avid builders what suggestions you have to test? I've done a pretty general basic testing of most parts but w/o a multimeter on hand I can't say 100% it's the PSU since it won't even post before it goes down (But maybe lack of rail power to run CPU is causing this?) Or possibly the board is fried. I'm going to spend the next few hours putting everything back as clean/simple as possible then I'm out of options
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Alright, after putting it back together the problem is not solved. Made sure my mobo had the Aux Power plugged in as well No change in the problem,

I hit the power everything lights up, I see no error code on the board but it does not beep/post. Then 15-20 seconds later it turns itself off. After that point if I try to turn it back on again it will immediatly 1-4 seconds, power itself back off. I'd think it was overheating if the board was actually posting, Any thoughts? Or it it likely my PSU or Mobo is fried?
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Q6600 G0 3.2ghz @ 8x 400MHZ EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI Nvidia GEForce 8800 GTS SSC 640MB Edition 2G OCZ DDR2 800 
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Winbond 80Gig W83627DHG Lite On Maxtor Windows XP Service Pack 2 Samsung Synchmaster 22In 
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Winbond 80Gig W83627DHG Lite On Maxtor Windows XP Service Pack 2 Samsung Synchmaster 22In 
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Press in on the BIOS chip. Sometimes they come a tad loose and the board will completely fail to post (and not show an error code). It happened to me. Make sure to press in on it plenty hard with your thumb on the other side of the board for support. Try it a couple times if you have to, just be careful not to damage the board.
    
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Intel Q6600 G0 @ 3.6GHz (lapped) EVGA 780i SLI FTW @ 1600MHz FSB 2 x EVGA 8800GTX 768MB (SLI) @ 625/1500/2000MHz 2x2GB G.Skill PC2-8000 PQ @ 800MHz (linked to FSB) 
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