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I just bought a Ryzen 2700x and an B450 Elite from Gigabyte.
I installed the CPU, RAM, GPU and PSU outside the case and it dose not power on. When i hit the on/off switch on my PSU, the motherboard's LEDs power on for a second then turn off. I tried powering it on with a screwdriver by shorting the red labeled pins, and with the case Power Switch. There is no beep or fans spinning or any LEDs lighting on the mobo.

Is the motherboard dead or am i missing something ? it is my first B450 experience. The PSU, RAM, GPU are all fine since i am writing this from them.
I also tried powering on the B450 without a CPU, RAM, GPU, any other peripherals or storage. I removed the BIOS battery for about 5 minutes and did a clear CMOS without power.
I have only Intel systems around, so i can't check the CPU or B450 separately :(
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Which board is it specifically?
 
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new board ?
 

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Which board is it specifically?
B450 Elite

List all specific parts you have, more info the better

Try a spare psu, otherwise get to a shop
 
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Maybe you forgot to plug in 4/8-pin EPS and/or 24-pin motherboard connector.

The specific issue you detailed usually happens when EPS is disconnected from my experience.
 

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Maybe you forgot to plug in 4/8-pin EPS and/or 24-pin motherboard connector.

The specific issue you detailed usually happens when EPS is disconnected from my experience.
Perhaps is why I plug in all power headers no matter the system, if there isnt enough I either get high qual adapters or a psu that has all of em
 
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All the parts are in the computer(see System Specs) i am using right now to type this, including the PSU.
 

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Board or psu unfortunately.

You had the hsf fully connected too?
 
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Yes, if i can assemble this PC i am writing on i can assamble another.
Both the CPU and mobo were resealed parts, i assumed the vendor tested them before, but it seems this is not the case. Just finished disassembling another PC to get it's PSU. The B450 has the same issue it sucks since i don't know if it is the CPU or mobo or both. I will RMA tommorow, thanks anyway.
 
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doubt its the cpu.
in 20y of BYO and fixing stuff (incl work), its usually the board and/or psu.

did you try powering it up outside the case, just MB with cpu/ram, and power connected?
 
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I also would say it's the mainboard, not the cpu.
 
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did you try powering it up outside the case, just MB with cpu/ram, and power connected?
I only tested it outside and yes.

 

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doubt its the cpu.
in 20y of BYO and fixing stuff (incl work), its usually the board and/or psu.

did you try powering it up outside the case, just MB with cpu/ram, and power connected?
Yes he bread boarded this system

To know for sure I take it to the shop to verify if that processor is trashed too
 
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Thanks all, it was the motherboard. Got a B450 Tomahawk instead, works just fine.
 
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This thread is exactly why I no longer buy Gigabyte boards.
 
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This thread is exactly why I no longer buy Gigabyte boards.
Their X570 boards have really good vrms. As far as I know they are the only one who use a PWM controller which is capable of up to 16 real phases for their Aorus Master and their Aorus Xtreme boards, so those are really nice boards. In terms of VRM the best X570 boards out there in my opinion. All others use doublers or fake phases to get that high.
 
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kind of useless if it doesnt work properly.
after this one, i will go back to asus/asrock/msi, as even the cheapest one from msi i had first,
did work properly.
cant say that for the +300$ Aorus Ultra.
 
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To be fair, they were both resealead(returned items or whatever you call them) i guess nobody bothered to check it before re-selling it again.
But i got a sweet deal on the CPU, a Ryzen 2700X 50Th Anniversary Edition, it was ~ 170 $.
 
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To be fair, they were both resealead(returned items or whatever you call them) i guess nobody bothered to check it before re-selling it again.
But i got a sweet deal on the CPU, a Ryzen 2700X 50Th Anniversary Edition, it was ~ 170 $.
The problem is that I have the same board, it was sitting around for months after I bought it. Decided to use it to update my sister's PC and lo and behold the exact same thing you posted. The only I thing I changed was the MB (As Rock) and everything works fine.
 
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This thread is exactly why I no longer buy Gigabyte boards.
Its hit or miss with them. That used to be a trend with just GPUs, now its a trend with boards too. And most other things, I reckon.

I'm staying away except for some low budget stuff, because they do excel on that in a way, undercutting quite often and it tends to 'just work'. The biggest warning sign for me are design failures like heatsink fin orientation royally screwing up a card's cooling, using bottom bin VRMs, etc. GB is guilty of it all. And then after they get called out and get shit sales, they 'recover' from it the next gen, make a good line up, and then its back to mediocre or shit again.

The bottom line is that you just never know.
 
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Its hit or miss with them. That used to be a trend with just GPUs, now its a trend with boards too. And most other things, I reckon.

I'm staying away except for some low budget stuff, because they do excel on that in a way, undercutting quite often and it tends to 'just work'. The biggest warning sign for me are design failures like heatsink fin orientation royally screwing up a card's cooling, using bottom bin VRMs, etc. GB is guilty of it all. And then after they get called out and get shit sales, they 'recover' from it the next gen, make a good line up, and then its back to mediocre or shit again.
It is truly sad considering Gigabyte used to be the best value brand among the big players. Asus has pretty much given up the ghost as well with some of their launches and prices. MSI are great but do make some questionable design choices and as much as it doesn't make sense from a long term PC enthusiasts view, As Rock make the most bullet proof boards for AMD.
 
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It is truly sad considering Gigabyte used to be the best value brand among the big players. Asus has pretty much given up the ghost as well with some of their launches and prices. MSI are great but do make some questionable design choices and as much as it doesn't make sense from a long term PC enthusiasts view, As Rock make the most bullet proof boards for AMD.
AsRock is killing it with no nonsense and complete line ups. I also like how they use quality VRM throughout. Software wise, not the greatest, but who cares about all the bloat. Just give a functional UEFI and done.

Right now the most stable players are definitely MSI and Asrock. AMD or Intel.
 
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AsRock is killing it with no nonsense and complete line ups. I also like how they use quality VRM throughout. Software wise, not the greatest, but who cares about all the bloat. Just give a functional UEFI and done.
Agreed the software suite is Spartan at best.
 
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Right now the most stable players are definitely MSI and Asrock. AMD or Intel.
You forgot Asus, their ROG Line is really good.
 

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Msi i find laughable.
 
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