Question CPU and cooler not booting up, but RGB ram sticks are

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Title kinda hits the big points, never built a pc before have everything put together but it will not power on outside of the RGB ram lighting up. I've checked the PSU connections to the GPU, motherboard, and CPU, as well as paperclip testing which got the fan and lights going. Now plugged in the fan and lights on the PSU do not turn on. Any ideas on what this might be? I'm thinking the PSU might not be powerful enough. I'll link my build below.

[PCPartPicker Part List](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3pcszY)

Type|Item|Price
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CPU | [AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/WPQG3C/amd-ryzen-7-2700-32ghz-8-core-processor-yd2700bbafbox) | $200.00
Motherboard | [Gigabyte - GA-AB350-GAMING 3 ATX AM4 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2pnG3C/gigabyte-ga-ab350-gaming-3-atx-am4-motherboard-ga-ab350-gaming-3) | Purchased For $89.00
Memory | [Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/rVgzK8/corsair-vengeance-rgb-pro-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-2666-memory-cmw16gx4m2a2666c16) | $80.00
Storage | [Drevo - X1 Pro 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/rzsmP6/drevo-x1-pro-512gb-25-solid-state-drive-x1p-512gb) | Purchased For $49.00
Storage | [Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/44Gj4D/seagate-barracuda-1tb-35-7200rpm-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm010) | Purchased For $53.00
Video Card | [MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB DUKE Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Yfs8TW/msi-geforce-gtx-1070-ti-8gb-duke-video-card-gtx-1070-ti-duke-8g) | Purchased For $600.00
Case | [NZXT - H500 ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/gJNv6h/nzxt-h500-blackblue-atx-mid-tower-case-ca-h500b-bl) | Purchased For $87.00
Power Supply | [Thermaltake - Smart Pro RGB 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/jnRFf7/thermaltake-smart-pro-rgb-650w-80-bronze-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-ps-spr-0650fpcbus-r) | Purchased For $75.00
Operating System | [Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wtgPxr/microsoft-os-kw900140) | Purchased For $100.00
Wireless Network Adapter | [Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/tTdqqs/gigabyte-wireless-network-card-gcwb867di) | Purchased For $31.00
Monitor | [Dell - D2719HGF 27.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/thQG3C/dell-d2719hgf-270-1920x1080-144-hz-monitor-d2719hgf) | Purchased For $150.00
Keyboard | [EagleTec - KG010 Wired Gaming Keyboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/q6rcCJ/eagletec-kg010-wired-gaming-keyboard-kg010) | Purchased For $30.00
Mouse | [Thermaltake - TALON Blue LED Wired Optical Mouse](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/PYcMnQ/thermaltake-mouse-motlbwdoobk01) | $20.00
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1564.00
| Generated by [PCPartPicker](https://pcpartpicker.com) 2019-07-18 11:57 EDT-0400 |
 

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Welcome to the forums my friend!

as well as paperclip testing which got the fan and lights going
Unfortunately the paperclip test only really checks if the PSU can power up and maintain some power, but not that the output is adequate or stable. The only way to check this is with a multimeter, and even then, that can only be done at minimal load.

Any ideas on what this might be? I'm thinking the PSU might not be powerful enough
At this point, it's not about power, its about quality. The 1070 Ti can easily run on a good quality 500W, but not a bad quality one. The Thermaltake Smart Series are poor, but the Smart Pro RGB are a bit better, but still not great. So it could be something to look at. That and RGB is renowned for overheating, so personally I've always strayed away from RGB PSUs.

I would recommend you cover every step in this guide first and feedback my friend: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/perform-these-steps-before-posting-about-post-boot-no-video-problems.1285536/

EDIT: Also just noticed that BIOS might not be up to date.
 
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Checking that motherboard out on Newegg I searched for "2700" in the reviews and found other's who tried using that CPU, and it looks like out of the box it is not a supported CPU. If you know anyone who owns a gen 1 processor they would be willing to let you borrow to get your mobo firmware updated, then you could use your 2700 afterwards.

Also, I'm curious why you chose a 1070 Ti when the RTX 2070's are newer, better, and cheaper.
 
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Checking that motherboard out on Newegg I searched for "2700" in the reviews and found other's who tried using that CPU, and it looks like out of the box it is not a supported CPU. If you know anyone who owns a gen 1 processor they would be willing to let you borrow to get your mobo firmware updated, then you could use your 2700 afterwards.

Also, I'm curious why you chose a 1070 Ti when the RTX 2070's are newer, better, and cheaper.
Thanks for the find probably would've been unplugging and replugging things for awhile. Ordered a board that has 2700s supported. Just wondering how much of a difference there is between 2070s and 1070tis? Worth returning my card to amazon for a 2070 duke in your opinion?
 

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I think it's definitely worth returning for a 2070. Not only do games perform at least the same or better than the 1070 Ti, but you will get money back since the 2070's are cheaper.
 
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Already did lol, thanks for pointing that out. No idea why I got dead set on a 1070. It was a pain to find one in the first place.
 

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