I bought some PC components from EBuyer in mid december as presents that would go towards a PC build. got round to doing the build today and the PC doesnt boot up. on hitting the power button on the PC case there's no action. I've done a fair few builds before and never had a problem. This appears to be the first disaster. Would I be right in assuming that the MOBO may be faulty/DOA? I think the PSU is fine as it was from an existing PC that was running fine.
Right, have disconnected everything and taken the MOBO out of the case, hooked it up to the PSU outside the case and booted up and it ran. So i thought I'll carefully place the MOBO back in case making sure its ot touching the case using some of those little cardboardy disc things that look like washers? hooked it all back up and again it ran. However I'm getting no signal to my monitor so cant see how the boot process is going although one thing that suggests all may not be well apart from no signal is that even though everything is running i hear no boot success bios beep, so i imagine that if i could see something then it's possibly hanging at some point maybe? any ideas