Newly built computer not starting


Mar 20, 2012

I'm a newb at computer building and had an issue regarding getting it to start up. Right now I can get the front panel led to light up when it is plugged in, but that's as far as a get. These are my components:

1. XCLIO Color I Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

2. MSI N560GTX-Ti-M2D1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

3. Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...

4. Crucial Ballistix sport 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model BL25664BA160A (qty 4)

5. Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

6. COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...

7. ASUS BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS 12X Blu-ray Internal Burner with Disc Encryption, Black

8. GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Since my motherboard is getting some power to the led I believe I have all the right connections made, however the F-panel pin locations is not easily understandable. The motherboard has color coded spaces and the wires that plug into these locations are also color coded, but they don't match the label on the motherboard. I tried plugging just the power on button cable into every possible pin set on the f-panel and I still can't get it to turn on. I also went as far as disconnecting my GPU as it's the most power hungry component apart from the processor. My supply is 600 W.

I am at my wits end on this and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. Thanks.


Mar 14, 2012
start with just cpu/video/1stick of ram, plug in your 24pin power & 8 pin power
plug in key/mouse and monitor
for front panel pin
msg/prw | pw | speaker
___ ___ _ _ ____ ____ <--pins
___ ___ _ _ _ _ __ __ <--pins
hd led | res | ci | pw led
______________________ i know my diagram is ugly
connect pw - power switch(turn on/off pc)
connect res - reset

now test see it it boots up...