as to why you purchased a dead platform. socket 754 is obsolete and you'll be hard pressed to find a cpu for it in 6 months. this biostar with the 7025 chipset would have had comparable graphics built-in, would support the current amd socket standard (am2) and would be cheaper overall. the money you saved on the video card and mobo would have allowed you to get an x2 3800+ dual core. if you can afford the restocking fees, consider exchanging the kit.
as for your problem, are you sure you've got the speaker connected properly (that's vital to get the beep codes)? did you connect the 4pin aux cpu power (beside the main atx connector)?
Ok, I'm putting together a computer for someone, and I need some help. It's kind of important to me, becuase I rather insisted she let me do it, and there's been considerable delays, and I don't know why it's not working now.
Ok, well, I'll start listing everything I bought.
-A standard, mid sized ATX case that came with a 480W power supply.
-An Socket 754 AMD motherboard that came bundled with a GeForce 7100.
-A stick of Corsair, 1GB RAM that matches the mobo.
-A 2.2GHz AMD64 3200+ processor.
I also have a CD/DVD burner, fans, additional sound and ethernet cards, as well as a hard drive.
When I first recieved it all in the mail, and put it all together, it wouldn't turn on. By that I mean it was all hooked up in the case, wired correctly (I mean the jumpers to the case buttons), and I got no response from it whatsoever. No lights turned on, no POST, nothing.
I know it was wired right, because my first assumption was that the power button wasn't hooked up correctly. Well I read the manual/jumper configuration over and over, and eventually even tried to boot that computer using the power button from my own computer, and vice versa. Well my case couldn't turn on the other computer, but the other case could turn on my computer. So I ruled out the case button was shorted. My computer is a similar architecture, and so I was able to assert that the other computer's processor, RAM, and power supply all worked in my computer.
I assumed the motherboard was broken. I got it replaced, and it just arrived today. Same problem. Please help, I don't know what could possibly be wrong.