I just bought a cheap board: ASUS P4P800-VM I865G S478 mATX Dual DDR AGP 3PCI SATA Video Sound LAN Motherboard for a science project for my son. He wanted to set up a system on a piece of plywood showing all the parts of the computer. I picked the above board since it had onboard video and therefore would not require an AGP video card making the project less complicated. We set up the parts, hooked up a toggle switch to the power switch and turned the system on with a harddrive that was wiped clean. We are unable to get any video display at all. It seems to boot, the fan runs but no beeps. I then went out and bought an AGP video card. It is a G-Force FX 5200 and installed it into the AGP slot. We still can't get it to boot any further than the cpu fan. Any idea's where I should investigate further? The board is brand new and although it isn't high quality, I expected this to be easy. I have built several computers from scratch and have been able to get the systems going quite easy but this one has me scratching my head. Any idea's would sure help.