I originally intended to create a new computer and so bought the follow parts. MSI G33M Motherboard Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0Ghz Processor 4 x 1GB DDR2 PC 4200 533Mhz Memory Nvidia 8500GT 512MB VRAM Graphics Card Case with a 400W Power Supply Once everything was completely assembled... nothing. I then discovered that the motherboard was faulty since it powered when the cable from the power supply to the processor was not connected but when it was connected, it did not function (I had checked to make sure the motherboard and the processor where compatible previously). I then purchased a new motherboard a MSI P35 Neo, this got rid of that problem however now when everything is assembled. The processor fan, graphics card fan and power supply fan all function yet the monitor does not get a display. I have tried a different graphics card in a different slot, I have reset the CMOS, I have removed the memory but none of those methods solve the problem. It was then when I discovered that it was not getting to POST since the system sound was connected yet there was no beeps of any kind except for the hard dirve starting up. Finally, I went through the whole trouble shooting method determening which component was the problem and in the end I was left with the bare bones, the motherboard, processor, graphics card (it has no integrated graphics), RAM and the power supply (I have tried 5 different power supplies and the one I am currently using is 600W). Nothing seems to work and I cannot believe that I have got two faulty motherboards from two different suplliers. I would be incredibly grateful for any help. EDIT: I have read the No POST guide however I am questioning the final point which is that I have faulty componenets.