My laptop recently went out and I have to wait for it to be fixed so I ordered some parts from Newegg to piece together an adequate computer (the one I"m on now really sucks... It's old school with a pentium II that maxes and lags out if I load a video.) Anyway, I received my parts today and was very excited. I hadn't built a barebone before, so my friend and I (he knows more about computers than I do) put it together and followed all of the instructions perfectly (We actually spent a really long time, because we wanted to do it right.) The parts I purchased were: -AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Brisbane 2.2GHz Socket AM2 65W Processor -PC CHIPS A13G+ (V3.0) AM2 NVIDIA nForce 6100-405 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard -Athenatech A3603BB.400 Black Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case 400W Power Supply -Kingston 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit I already had an 80 GB HDD @ 7200 RPM with Windows XP Pro installed on it (that's what is in this computer I'm using now,) and a disc drive which I also put into the computer. I used Arctic Alumina as my thermal paste. Everything was installed and I was excited, and when I booted up the computer, the front lights came on (Power LED + HDD LED), the lights on the keyboard flashed once and stopped, the power supply fan works fine, the processor fan works fine, the case fan works fine, the hard drive is on and running, and the disc drive works and detects when I put discs in... However, there is no output onto my monitor at all. The video is on-board. I plugged in audio and got nothing (that was expected though) so I tried plugging in my lan cable (because my router lights up when a PC is turned on and connected) but nothing lit up, so the router does not detect the computer. So in all honesty, I really don't know what's wrong. I'm going to try contacting PC Chips tomorrow when I can and see if they can help out, but I'm just getting some opinions on here. My two thoughts are that a) The integrated video is no good b) The processor came DOA (I dunno for sure on this one, because I dunno what happens if you boot up a computer with a dead processor...) I get absolutely no out-put onto my monitor at all. No words, codes, or anything. Just a blank screen that acts like nothing is hooked up to it (except the "cable not connected" light goes away when I connect it; it just acts like the computer isn't turned on.) Any thoughts?