Not sure just letting you know
From Intel's specs for your I7 2600
Hey Cavan, thanks for the reply - from what I know, 1600 DDR3 RAM is compatible with my processor as long as it's still dual channel and not triple channel.
is that memory Vengeance, XMS, or Dominator? Vengenace was designed to be used with sandy bridge procs. is the memory voltage set at 1.5? regarding the psu, i would've gotten the HX850. actually, i have one. the AX850 is pretty strong, too. i usually put corsair or seasonic psu's in rigs i build for folks and if yours has died, it'll be the first corsair psu i've heard of being bad. anything is possible, though. the easiest thing to do is borrow a psu from a friend or computer shop and see if your rig works with a different psu. if your 800GS is bad and you can afford it, i strongly suggest returning it for an AX850 or HX850.
on another note, do you have the 8-pin connector plugged in to the mobo? have you tried the memory 'reset' button located next to the memory slots?
Yes, corsair Vengeance. I'm not sure how to set the voltage to 1.5......is it set in the BIOS? or...?
I figured the GS800 PS was good enough because the Newegg power supply calculator said I only need a 650 (at minimum). I'm pretty sure the power supply is the problem, I'm not sure if this is proper diagnostics - but I disconnected the power supply from everything and plugged it into a wall socket, and it doesn't do anything.
The fan in the PS has an LED bulb that I think should turn on when it's plugged into the wall - but maybe I'm wrong and the power supply can only operate when connected to the case/motherboard.
I wish I knew someone I could borrow a PSU from......hmph. Well, I guess I'll just take this power supply back to micro center tomorrow and see what they say.
Oh, and yes the 8 pin connecter is plugged in - and no I haven't tried the memory reset button (I didn't know that existed.....) but I did however, re-seat the memory sticks - if that makes a difference. (I figured that would reset them, but I don't know, I'm such a n00b.
If micro center detects that my psu is bad, maybe I'll get a refund and pick up a HX850 - that's not much more money.
Thanks for the quick replies, both of you!