No problem, One suggestion since it is a new build
Remove the Motherboard, Lay on a non conductive surface with Video, One memory and Power supply and test that way. Also make sure both power cables are connected to the Motherboard.
Good Luck with the new problem
Roger, this is kind of working two threads, but here is the answer to what I was advised by both you and another gentleman to try.
Okay friends and neighbors. Removed the MB from the case. Laid it on a piece of foam rubber. Connected the 8 and 24 pin cables... carefully. Started the system by shorting the start pins with a screwdriver. With no ram installed it would turn the fan at slow speed and then the fan would stop and a series of beeps. Not just three or four beeps at a time but a continous series of them.
Then installed one strip of RAM in slot 1 and when it started, the CPU fan started at something like half speed for about two seconds and then kicked into what would appear to be full speed although it seems to me it should be running faster. Anyway, it would run that way for perhaps fifteen seconds then the power would shut down on it but before it would spin all the way down it would go back to the higher speed and run another fifteen or twenty seconds and then shut down completely. No beeps.
I tried putting in two RAM strips in slots 1 & 3 and then it would just turn a few revolutions and shut back down. Tried putting one strip in slot 4 and it would just barely start there also. Then I moved the one strip back to slot 1 and it started and did the slow run and then up to speed. After about ten seconds the power would stop again but then come back on before the fan could spin down. Did that three cycles and then went dead. No beeps.
Hopefully that will give enough information for someone to have an idea what is going on in this thing. I work very hard to make these things look good, physically as well as electrically, and just hate it when I have to take one apart again. But... that's life. Thanks for any further words of wisdom.