I've just finished a new build with an Asus Striker II Extreme nForce 790i Ultra SLi (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard, 1 Processor - 1 x Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 / 3.2 GHz, 2 x EVGA 9800GX2 SSC Edition 1GB GDDR3 Dual DVI HDTV out PCI-E Graphics Card, Enermax Galaxy 1000W EGX1000EWL ATX2.2 Modular PSU , LG GGW-H20L Blu-Ray Rewriter & HD-DVD ROM Serial ATA Drive , Icy Dock MB-455SPF 3 x 5.25" Bays for hot swapping, Zalman Reserator 1 V2 Water Cooling System, OCZ 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3 2000Mhz PC3 16000 PLATINUM SERIES,Plexus Wireless-N (draft 2.0) PCI Adapter, and 2 x Hitachi 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache. NOTHING!!
After the initial disapointment, tears, and lack of hair I can now finally get down to fixing the comp. On the LED display that comes with the MOBO, DET IDE is the last thing it says before error? I can't get past this point. I thought it could possibly be the hard drives, so tried another that i know works from a past comp, no go. Tried all monitor ports on the video cards. Tried one video card at a time, all no go. The MOBO lights up nicely and fans kick in, video cards kick in, all appears to be normal. EXCEPT not a flicker on the screen. Any help would be veeeeeeeery much appreciated. It has three short beeps also.