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Xcase it-9909 air master case
Xcase 700w power supply
Foxconn flaming blade gti motherboard
Intel core i7 920 processor
6Gb ram
500gb hard drive
Nvidea graphics card

Hi guys I'm new here and have run into some trouble with my first custom built pc. I've just finished the build but I can't seem to get it to start. I have a blue LED on my board that lights up when I plug the pc in and the LED on the front of my case also comes on but nothing happens when I press the power button and it's really getting me down. I've tested the power supply and ram in another pc and they work fine and I've even moved the switch connector to make sure it was correct in terms of positive and negative and it's just baffling me. I'm sure the board is working because it's new and again I'm getting the lights which are the only signs of life I'm starting to think its possibly the power switch that could be faulty because I can't think of anything else it could be any help would be very much appreciated

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Brand & Model of the Nvidia GPU?
I looked at the PSU offerings on that site and the one you selected appears to be made by OCZ (Sirtec).
If you're certain that all the power connections are installed properly and you used one standoff, no more - no less, for each Mobo mounting hole I would suggest a bench test.

Remove EVERYTHING from the case.
Set the motherboard on a non conductive surface. The motherboard box is perfect for this. DO NOT PLACE THE MOTHERBOARD ON THE STATIC BAG! It can actually conduct electricity!
Install the CPU and heat sink.
Install 1 stick of RAM.
Install the video card and attach the power supply connection(s) to the card if your card needs it.
Connect the monitor to the video card.
Connect the power supply to the motherboard with both the 24pin main ATX Power connection and the separate 4 or 8 pin power connection.
Connect power to the power supply.
Do NOT connect ANYTHING else. Make sure you have the power connector on the CPU fan connected.
Use a small screwdriver to momentarily short the power switch connector on the motherboard. Consult your motherboard manual to find which two pins connect to your case's power switch. Then touch both pins with a screwdriver to complete the circuit and boot the system.

If all is well, it should power up and you should get a display. Then assemble the parts into the case and try again. If the system now fails to boot, you have a short in the case and need to recheck your motherboard standoffs.

If the system does not boot after this process, then you most likely have a faulty component. You'll need to swap parts, start with the power supply, until you determine what is defective.
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