So I built an absolutely epic PC only to find that it doesn't post :C
This is what happens when I press the power button: the whole pc lights up, all chassis fans spin including fans on the gpus but after 3 seconds the whole thing shuts off. I don't see any bios text on-screen. No beeps....nothing on-screen.
Here are my specs: 5960x water cooled with single loop 128GB 2800 DDR4 ram X3 980 ti SLI Rampage V extreme 3.1 usb version Corsair 1500i power supply X2 WD Red 6TB drives X2 1TB Samsung 850 pro SSD in raid 0 1.2TB Intel 750 PCIe SSD
EDIT: at first I thought it was the 128 GB ram so I updated the bios using a usb stick on the ROG port but still no post.
OMG OMG OMG!!! I got the PC to post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
you would never have guessed what the problem was!
part of the pc build I decided to replace the stock momentary anti-vandal power switch with a momentary ''LED'' anti-vandal switch. I unplugged the power switch from the front I/O pins on the motherboard and used the power on button on the motherboard itself and BAM! instant post.
it looked like the LED anti-vandal switch was somehow triggering a shutdown
thanks for all the help guys! but looks like in the end i just stumbled upon the solution! 😄
Hey man, I have a solution here that will make you feel dumb if you did it. I know because I have and it is so easy to do. Check you I/O plate in the back. Sometime that have little spring bits bent inwards that are meant to rest on top or against the motherboard connectors. I have forgotten about these before and they end up sticking inside of one of the connectors line a USB for example. If this happens, it shorts the connection and will in fact cause wired phenomena when trying to boot a new build for the first time.
I've got a machine here that a few years old that would destroy your X99 build. On 3dmark, it is rated in top 2% of all published scores. I was able to play Crisis 2 on highest setting at 200fps or better with Crisis 1(highest setting) and Diablo 3(highest setting) in windowed mode on my second screen without any lag, flutter.