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Newly built computer was working fine then it froze, now won't even post

So, i built my first computer yesterday with the help of my friend who has an IT degree, we made sure we were grounded and everything went great, i got windows onto the new system and played a few games of counter strike during the day and everything was working beautifully, everything was running quietly and smoothly. Then while The Elder Scrolls Online was downloading, my computer froze and i could do nothing, no keyboard mouse, picture was still being displayed but nothing was happening, tried pressing the restart button, didn't work so i left it for 5 minutes, still nothing, so i held in the power on button for a few seconds until the computer shut down completely. after that, my two LED fans wouldn't turn on when i rebooted the system, GPU's fans are spinning really fast, (the sound is very noticeable) and the cpu fan is spinning, nothing would come onto either of my screens so i left it for about 30 minutes and when i returned, nothing, i powered off the system, turned off psu removed socket from wall, plugged it all back in after about 5 minutes, the only thing that has changed now when i boot it up is that by LED's turn on, GPU still going crazy and cpu not much better!. Help me please, i purchased this computer to animate on so i could complete my assignments :(

System specs:

i5 6600
nvidia asus strix gtx 960 4GB video card
16gb g.skill ram (ripjaws)
corsair CS550M PSU
Asus h170 pro motherboard
Windows 10
240gb ssd kingston
2tb hdd seagate
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  1. Any Beep Sounds ?
  2. As Deepesh Shenoy said, are there any beeps ? Do you have speaker?
    Remove all ram sticks and try with just one. Its possible that there is a faulty ram stick.
  3. the cs power supply are not good units. see if it a power issue. pull power from the wall and the gpu. clear the cmos and then see if mb will post from onboard video. if it does make sure it has the newer bios on the mb. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5481#dl 0906 if the last 4 number of the mb are 0906 then it has this bios on it.
  4. Remove the battery, turn it off, wait about 1 minuet (in this time check ALL cables, especially the 24 pin and 4 pin CPU power cables), put battery back and plug it back in. See if it works.
  5. AceScottie said:
    Remove the battery, turn it off, wait about 1 minuet (in this time check ALL cables, especially the 24 pin and 4 pin CPU power cables), put battery back and plug it back in. See if it works.


    No change
  6. smorizio said:
    the cs power supply are not good units. see if it a power issue. pull power from the wall and the gpu. clear the cmos and then see if mb will post from onboard video. if it does make sure it has the newer bios on the mb. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5481#dl 0906 if the last 4 number of the mb are 0906 then it has this bios on it.


    took video card out, still won't post,
    also, why aren't the Cs power supply's bad?
  7. misteriosly said:
    As Deepesh Shenoy said, are there any beeps ? Do you have speaker?
    Remove all ram sticks and try with just one. Its possible that there is a faulty ram stick.


    took both out and tried each individually, no change
  8. Deepesh Shenoy said:
    Any Beep Sounds ?


    put the speaker in the motherboard, nothing
  9. Could be the Motherboard then :/
    Check all the steps : http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-steps-posting-post-boot-video-problems

    Also , Ensure that the video Cable is properly connected , And try connecting the monitor to different PC / Check if the Monitor is working
  10. Deepesh Shenoy said:
    Could be the Motherboard then :/
    Check all the steps : http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-steps-posting-post-boot-video-problems

    Also , Ensure that the video Cable is properly connected , And try connecting the monitor to different PC / Check if the Monitor is working


    yeah its connected via HDMI to a tv, and by the blue plug (can't remember the name for the life of me) to a computer monitor, both show no signal
  11. Deepesh Shenoy said:


    I have a 1500 word essay due in roughly two hours, so ill try those afterwards... if i don't run away
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