I was there assisting him with his build. It does not beep at all on startup... it goes straight to the "GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3" Start screen (where you have all options to enter POST, BIOS Settings, etc...)
Screenshot of what I am talking about --> http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/1898/20101203071738.png
Tried both USB and PS2 keyboards, Both unsuccessful in getting to another menu option.
Pressed+held down the Reset button on the motherboard a few times in hopes that it may do something, no luck.
Pressed+held down the CMOS_Reset button on the motherboard a couple times, same thing, no luck.
We started off with 8gb (2x4gb) of DDR3 PC1333... then dropped down to 1x4gb stick. Unsuccessful with both scenarios.
Only accessories plugged in was the keyboard.
Only PCI card installed was a 1gb video card.
One harddrive installed= Samsung Spinpoint F4
One optical drive installed=Bluray Burner (unknown make/model as it isn't mine)
Sandy Bridge i7 processor... H50 cooler...(push/pull)
Corsair HX750 psu...
Any suggestions or ideas will be appreciated. Hopefully one of you have had this issue (or a similar one) and will be able to guide my friend in the right direction.