Hi! i just completed a new build and have encountered a few problems that ive never encountered on previous builds. i was wondering if anyone could shed some light on what might be my problem. the parts i used are: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" SSD Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB NZXT Phantom (Black/Orange) ATX Full Tower Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) what im experiencing is this" 1. when i start up, i get a long beep and 4 short beeps indication a hardware problem. i have unplugged everything except cpu and memory. ive gone down to 1 stick of memory, tried both, tried different slots, still get the beeps. the memory is recognized on the boot up screen before i get the beeps, as is the cpu....im not sure what to do next. 2. this one isnt my main worry by far, but i would really love to figure it out too... my NZXT case came with ALOT of fans, i thought that was nice. only one of the fans can plug in to the MOBO, there arent any other plugs. most (not all) of the case fans have MALE plugs. most fans ive dealt with are female that plug to the board. i have several male connectors available on the MOBO, but male to male doesnt work. is there some sort of adapter i can get? also, there was one power plug that i thought if i used it, it would power all of the fans....no luck. i hope i used the right forum for my questions, if not im happy to report in the correct forum. i appreciate any of you that take YOUR time to help my wife MY problem. its a good guess that this is operator error and a ID 10 T error, but i am willing to live and learn. thank you all in advance.