Question PC Stuck in reboot loop. [PLEASE HELP]

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Recently for Christmas I had purchased parts to build my first pc (so sorry if i use wrong terms, complete noob to this). I went through the build process and everything went relatively smooth. I boot it up and everything works perfect, besides one of my fans. So a week later, I attempt to fix it and eventually do (was just a loose connection to the f-panel pins). I had been working on the pc downstairs, so when i plugged it in down there everything worked smoothly. Although, when I took it back upstairs, and tried to turn it on, the PC seemed to be stuck in a cycle of booting up. Every 15 seconds, the pc makes a small clicking noice and then restarts the boot up completely. The fans all work for those 15 seconds, although I get no connection to my monitor. After some research, eventually I tried reseeding the ram, and sure enough, the PC booted up with no problem and starting working again.

Fast forward a few days later (Today).

I buy some rgb led strips for my pc. Once again, I take my pc downstairs to my workspace and get to installing the led’s. After a while, I get them installed, and boot up my computer downstairs to test if it worked (not connected to a monitor or anything, just plugged into an outlet to test the led’s), sure enough, the leds lit up and everything was perfect. So, I take the pc back upstairs, plug it in, and....... the pc is stuck in the exact same boot cycle. I tried reseeding the ram again, I tried switching the spots of the sticks (I have 2 8gb corsair vengeance), I tried only having one stick in, nothing worked. I tried unplugging the power cord from the wall and pressed the power button, waited 30 seconds, and plugged it back in (some people suggested that worked), but sure enough, same cycle occurred.

At this point i’m on the verge of giving up. You can imagine how frustrating this would be for a brand new builder, and honestly, I just don’t know what to do. I’m trying to stay hopeful, although it seems if all hope is lost. If anyone has any sort of tips on what to do, please let me know. Its depressing that this 1.5k pc might just go down the drain, honestly, just having a terrible time recently.

Specs.
-NZXT h210 (case)
-GIGABYTE Z390 I AORUS PRO WiFi (motherboard)
-Intel i7-9700k (CPU)
-Gigabyte gtx 1660 ti (GPU)
-Corsair CX650M (PSU)
-NZXT Kraken x53 (liquid cooler)
-Corsair Vengeance DDR4 8GB(x2)[Ram]
-Samsung evo 970 500gb (SSD)
-Barracuda 1TB (HDD)
 
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Have you tried clearing the CMOS by removing the motherboards coin battery for 30 seconds, while the PC is unplugged?
Yes. I tried clearing the cmos and it didn’t work. I don’t think i could’ve done it wrong either, as you just have to touch the 2 pins w a paper clip (if i’m not wrong). I tried unplugging and replugging everything back in, along w reseating the gpu, ram, etc. Nothing worked. Only thing that I haven’t checked is my processor (As it’s covered by the aio fan), and my ssd (could it really be those though??)
 
Yes. I tried clearing the cmos and it didn’t work. I don’t think i could’ve done it wrong either, as you just have to touch the 2 pins w a paper clip (if i’m not wrong). I tried unplugging and replugging everything back in, along w reseating the gpu, ram, etc. Nothing worked. Only thing that I haven’t checked is my processor (As it’s covered by the aio fan), and my ssd (could it really be those though??)
Have you tried booting with the mechanical HDD disconnected?
Have you tried booting with no drives connected to see if you can get into the BIOS?
Have you tried booting with the graphics card removed and using the 9700k's built in graphics instead?
 
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Have you tried booting with the mechanical HDD disconnected?
Have you tried booting with no drives connected to see if you can get into the BIOS?
Have you tried booting with the graphics card removed and using the 9700k's built in graphics instead?
Just tried all 3. Still running in the same boot up cycle. Really don’t know what it could be at this point. If you have any more suggestions, please let me know.
 

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