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Well, I finally got my rig up and running. I spent the last 5 days trying to figure out what was wrong. Turned out to be the motherboard and the power supply were both bad. Both were new from Newegg too.

I went cheap on the PSU and bought a Raidmax from Newegg. I ended up buying a tester to see if the PSU was working properly and it wasn't. So I went out and got a Thermaltake TR2 RX 850W PSU. I installed that and the system still wouldn't boot though. I checked the new PSU with the tester and it read that it was fine.

I had already swapped out the CPU and the RAM, so the only thing left to try was the motherboard. Originally, I went with the P67 Sabertooth. I don't know if I did something wrong, or the board was just defective. I swapped it out for a P8P67 Deluxe and everything worked perfectly on the first try. I am up and running. I plan on OCing either tomorrow or Tuesday. I am exhausted from pulling my hair out for the last 5 days trying to figure out what was wrong, so I need some time away from it to recharge my batteries.

Anyone that is interested, I like the Deluxe a lot better than the Sabertooth. Obviously, the Deluxe works and that has a lot to do with it. However, if you're a newby like me, the Deluxe just makes more sense. First of all, there is a Q-code LED on the board that is awesome. If anything is wrong, you look up the code in the manual and it tells you what the problem is. I could have used that 5 days ago. The Deluxe comes with a reset button, power on button and a couple of other switches right on the board that I haven't investigated thoroughly yet. The best is that there are no jumpers to clear your CMOS. There is a button for that right on the IO panel. That's perfect. If in fact I ever do have to take the battery out to clear the CMOS, the battery is right there and easy to get to. On the Sabertooth, you have to remove the armor and that requires removing the board from the system. Far too much of a PITA for my taste. I'm not saying that Deluxe is better for everyone, but for it certainly is for me.

Also, the Deluxe included a front panel USB 3.0 box. I was wondering how I was going to setup my front USB 3.0 ports with the Sabertooth. The only option seemed to be running them out the back of the case and plugging them into the rear ports. I didn't like that idea at all. I mounted the USB box in one of the drive bays and was able to very easily connect the front ports and plug the box into the motherboard.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600K 4.8 @ 1.375v 24/7 ASUS P8P67 Deluxe GTX680 16GB (4GB x4) G. Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 128GB, WD 1TB, Samsung F4 2TB LG 10x Blu-ray Burner Windows 7 Home Premium Samsung 27" 
PowerCase
Thermaltake TR2 RX 850W COOLER MASTER HAF X 942 
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Missing Sue
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600K 4.8 @ 1.375v 24/7 ASUS P8P67 Deluxe GTX680 16GB (4GB x4) G. Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 128GB, WD 1TB, Samsung F4 2TB LG 10x Blu-ray Burner Windows 7 Home Premium Samsung 27" 
PowerCase
Thermaltake TR2 RX 850W COOLER MASTER HAF X 942 
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