I've had many years of experience working on and around computers, but this was my first foray into building one completely from scratch. So far that foray has been a disaster.
My rig is completely assembled, and on its maiden power-up plus many power cycles I noticed three things:
There were a few beeps from the BIOS POST upon powering up the first time, but I wasn't paying attention completely to the sequence. However, every time after that there are 0 POST beeps, even after taking off all hardware except the CPU and MB.
There was no video being sent to the monitor. I run a HDMI cable from my video card to the monitor.
The video card was LOUD. My card is a Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 which is known for not only being a powerhouse, but being pretty quiet. A few times during my power cycles it ran a lot quieter, but most of the time it was just super loud.
Can anyone provide help for any of these issues?
My MB, CPU, and Video Card are:
MB: ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard CPU: i7 920 Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 5870