You haven’t stated whether or not you’ve been able to access BIOS.
Go there (see mobo manual) and go through all the settings (ask here if not sure) and be sure to set CD ROM as First Boot Device.
Once that is done place your OS in your optical drive and shut down.
Then restart…now you should see your OS setup…connect the dots.[/quote]
if its there i couldnt see it because im not getting anything on my monitor
so far today i tried moving just 1 ram stick around (different sticks too), taking out and reinserting my video card, made sure the cpu heats up so im pretty sure thats working, took my mobo out and put it on a piece of cardboard and powered it up and still nothing (read something about shorting due to improper placement of standoffs or something of that nature), rechecked my wiring. so tomorrow im gonna borrow a smaller ram stick from a friend and try that to see if it will work and i just need to set the voltage.