It's been three+ years since I built a new comp... Serial ata, PCI-e, dual channel ram, and 24 pin mainboard connections were foreign. Having everything(sic) connected, my new 'puter powers up, runs without complaint(left it on for five minutes or so, and manually shut it back off), but nothing comes to my moniter(ie: it stays orange/yellowish in sleep mode, instead of green for an active connection). There are also no beep codes. Specs: Antec Smart Power 450w Asus A8N5X Athlon 64 3200+ 1GB stick of G.Skill Evga 7600GT That's just what I'm trying to get it to bootup/display Post with. I've also: 1x 1GB G.Skill stick 250g Western Digital NEC DVD Burner Which remain disconnected/unattached for the sake of my sanity. Every fan(case, mobo, cpu, gpu) runs, the motherboard and front panel LEDs lightup fine. There is no restart/shutdown of the system at all. The soft/hard resets work perfectly. CMOS is/has been also set to default. Both of the moniters I've tried to hookup to the 7600 are Analog(Viewsonic CRT, Dell LCD), and the 7600 only has DVI outs. Thusly I've used the pack-in DVI - RGB connectors. If there's a problem with displaying the inital bios using those and not straight digital, I've not come across it on websearches. The only other thing that I've read about was the 12v rail needing ample ampage(20+). My 450 Antec allows for 15a on +12V1 and 17a on +12V2. With the card's fan powering up and staying on, I had somewhat ruled that out. Lastly, I've tried the single stick of ram in each slot. The A8N5X supposedly goes A1-B1, A2-B2 for dual channel... so now the 1g stick sits in the first/A1 slot. Mucho thanks in advance to any help/suggestion/troubleshoots, hopefully it's just an ignorant mistake on my end. No F.E.A.R./Oblivion for yet awhile more it seems.