I'm building one of those awesome cookie cutter m-ITX Node 304 boxes and am having problems with the motherboard (Impact) now.
The mobo worked great for day 1 which included: FD Node 304, FD 650 Integra R2 PSU, i5-4670k, 840 evo ssd, onboard video, 2 x Kingston DDR3-1333 2GB, Corsair i90 cooler.
Although I hadn't installed an OS and the RAM was from my old PC, the computer turned on and worked.
Then, my new RAM arrived: 2x Corsair DDR31600 Vengeance Low Profile 4GB. Did the swap, turned it on, but the RAM was being detected as 1333. I changed the timing to 1600 in the bios. Worked great.
Then, I plugged in my GTX 570 and hilarity ensued.
At this point, the board doesn't POST. I'm left with a 00 Code and the CPU fan doesn't spin.
Things I've tried so far:
* pulled the 570 and went back to onboard video
* double checked the pin connections of the power
* reseated the CPU
* installed the stock cooler
* swapped back to the old ram
* tried downloading the latest BIOS but the Asus website was broken
* tried reloading the BIOS from the CD (via thumbdrive and bottom usb2 port), but it restarted so quickly i doubt it worked
* removed the board from the case (in case there was some shorting or whatever)
* unplugged the SSD
* unplugged the CMOS battery for 10 minutes and 1 second
I've got it packed up and ready to RMA, but is there anything I'm missing here?
I don't have a 2nd CPU to try (my other PC is a i7 950), so it *could* be that.
Any thoughts before I ship it back to NCIX?