So, my brother decided that he wanted a new computer and it seemed most cost effective for him to build it. Considering I had done a fair number of the steps of a build by myself and am pretty good at following directions I said I would help him get it up and running. We spent an afternoon taking our time to assemble it. So far as I know, we followed directions precisely. However, the computer is not working properly.
Right now the computer will post about once in five tries. When it posts the BIOS everything seems to respond properly (The CPU seems to be running a bit hot at 56 degrees idle). Strangely when the computer decides to post it will turn on for about half a second, turn off, and then come back on and post. This is the only time when it displays this behavior. When it does not post it gives no error beeps and the fans continue to spin. The computer actually has yet to make any noise through the small speaker attached to the mobo.
We have tried booting with only the ram, video card and cpu, along with reseating the ram and trying individual sticks. That seems to make no difference in the frequency of the computer posting the BIOS. Right now I am not quite sure the best route for troubleshooting. I feel pretty confident that we didn't botch anything on the installation but that might be a possibility. I know that we should have most likely submitted the parts list to the computer build thread but my brother decided to go ahead and order what we have now. I didn't see anything that I thought would cause a problem but I will post the list in case there is some obvious incompatibility.
MOBO- ASRock P45R2000-WiFi LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU- Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8500
RAM- OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit
DVD- LITE-ON 20X DVDÂ±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model LH-20A1L-06
PSU- OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI 700W ATX12V Power Supply
HDD- 2-Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
GPU- VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
Thanks in advance for the help.