New Computer issues

I just bought an entire new computer in parts and just finished putting everything together. The Specs will bel listed below. The problem(s) are that the bios doesnt load, in fact nothing loads, there is no signal. and a confusing thing is that when the IDE cables are attatched to the CD and DVD drives they dont open. any suggestons? please reply quickly, i have a huge LAN party to go to this weekend and this is mynew gaming rig!! keep in mind that the hard drive is completley blankm i havent even had a chance to boot.

The specs are as follows:
P4 3.2E GHz
DFI LANPARTY Board
Radeon 9600XT
450W PS
1GB DDR400 PC3200
LITE ON Cd Burner
LITE ON DVD burner
Western Digital 200GB HD
Coolermaster Aero 4 lite HSF

Please help ASAP!!
cowsmakemenervusAsked:
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Dynamic1Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Also Does the 9600XT need an extra molex connector to it. Sounds to me like you missed a cable somewhere or mabye connected the case cables wrong  to the motherboard there easy to put on the wrong pins. Also make sure Power supply is set to 120V not 220v. Check cable to power supply make sure your surge protector isint tripped. If all else fails sounds like PSU problem. But check everything over again easy to make a mistake.
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Dynamic1Commented:
Power supply turned on in the back. Double check all cables. Make sure the P4 extra power plug is inserted into motherboard.
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MarkDozierCommented:
Are the power cables connected to the drives.
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tbacavalierCommented:
ATI video cards that require additional power connectors present you with a screen at boot that tells you to plug the additional power in. If the machine isn't booting, it is likely something more serious.

Try to clear the BIOS. Remove the power cable from the PSU, remove the BIOS battery (or if your mobo has a BIOS reset header, use that). If it isn't something simple like disconnected power cables/cpu fan/power switch/incorrect motherboard header for power switch, make sure you have a speaker connected to the machines motherboard header. You will need the BIOS beeps. Make sure the machine is off. Unplug the HDDs and Optical Drives. Remove the RAM. Power the machine on. It should start beeping. The usual beep code sounds something like a reversing truck, but your motherboard manual should have the beep codes listed in it. If you get the beeps, then you may have inserted the RAM incorrectly, or knocked it slightly out of place while plugging something else in. It is a possibility, but quite unlikely, that the RAM is dead. Reinsert the RAM, and try again. If that doesn't fix the problem, you could have dead RAM (more likely) or a damaged motherboard (unlikely).

If you got no beeps, take out the video card. You should get a different set of beeps to what the RAM ones would have been. Again, refer to the motherboard manual to find out what the beep codes mean. You can try reinserting the RAM and see if it gets you different results. If the motherboard gives the correct beep code for no video card, then reinsert the card, make sure it is correctly plugged into any additional things it needs, and try to boot the machine. If the machine doesn't boot at this point things are heading towards incorrect CPU type/a dead CPU/dead BIOS chip/dead other parts of the motherboard.

If you can get hold of a spare cpu, try that. If it works, the original CPU is obviously to blame. If that doesn't work, something on the motherboard is likely dead.
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AshuraKnightCommented:
Is this your first time build up your computer ? Is it so, please take a look at this link for detailed step to step
http://www.pcmech.com/byopc/

Sorry about that question, I just want to make sure everything will be ok :)

And the power supply voltage selector should've been already set to suit with voltage in your country.

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For your question:
- make sure led on your motherboard is on, indicating that it's already receiving power.
- video card is attached (see caution first whether your video card suitable with the mobo)
- power supply cable to each drive / HDD is connected.
- fans is on.
- power switch cables connected.
hmm what else :P

ok have fun with your new comps.

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nobusCommented:
did you reverse the 80 pin ide connector?
If not, disconnect everything and try starting with a min of components, such as moterboard, cpu, 1 ramstick, video card, 1 disk. This should get you a screen. If not check if there are on-board leds on. if still nothing, test the Power supply with a V-meter
Post back your results

nobus
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crazijoeCommented:
Do the CD Drives open when you disconnect the IDE cables?
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cowsmakemenervusAuthor Commented:
The CD Drives open when the ide cables are disconntected, and the power LED on the mobo comes on when plugged in, the computer turns on, it just doesnt show anything on the screen.
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nobusCommented:
did you try my suggestion?

nobus
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AshuraKnightCommented:
Are the CD Drives detected on BIOS ?
If not either your IDE Cable broken (i doubt it) or you haven't configure the jumper behind the cd drives.

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cowsmakemenervusAuthor Commented:
alright so after looking thrugh all of that the thing that hit it off was the power supply was on 220 for some reason, so the points go to AshuraKnight. thanks a lot guys!!
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Dynamic1Commented:
Points go to AShura why I gave you the same answer in second post.
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Dynamic1Commented:
He actually gave the wrong answer could you please fix this.
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AshuraKnightCommented:
Ok, you can give my points to Dynamic1 :)
He got the answer :P
I don't mind at all
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Dynamic1Commented:
Thanks for being cool about it Ashura. :>)
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