Perhaps unsurprisingly I've run into problems with a new computer build (I've only done this twice before and both times there have been some kind of difficulties - the theory behind assembly is ok its just yet to go to plan in practice).
I'm at the stage where I'm just going to try and hand it over to some professional computer maintenance company, but it will be at least a few days until then so I have time to look around for extra suggestions about the problem.
Basically I've yet to get the new machine to post despite taking care when assembling it. All that happens with power is the fans inside the case begin to spin. The monitor displays a continuous "No Signal Received" error.
Are there any simple tests that can be done to help isolate the problem further (I've stripped the components down to Ram, CPU, graphics card, Memory).
Could it just be a lack of knowledge about computer assembly which has caused this error or is it more likely that something has failed (say CPU or graphics card)?
Should the motherboard be beeping (I've noticed that this can be used for diagnostics but this board doesn't beep nor does the board on an older stable computer - so it doesn't emit the expected single beep at boot up - could this just be the lack of a connecting cable?).