I am working on a new server build and running into issue after issue. I started with one set of components (some of which did not work) and after a few replacements am currently using:
Xeon E3 1270
16GB ECC unbuffered RAM
3* 3TB HDD
500W EVGA 80 Plus power supply
Yesterday I received a replacement mobo and I was able to get the system to post and show all of the RAM as working in the BIOS. I was able to get in and out of the BIOS several times without issue. Then while trying to get to boot UNRAID from my USB drive, the system decided it no longer wanted to POST. I have removed everything off the mobo except for 1 stick of RAM, the CPU, and the fans. I have tried jumping pins 2 and 3 to reset the BIOS. Still no POST, no beeps, no video. I have a new 850W PSU on the way, but it won’t get here for another week.
Update: After several attempts, the system now repeatedly restarts. Fans will spin up, spin down as if the system is shutting down, and then spin back up. It does this until the power is cut from the PSU.
I am tempted to just return all of the used components I can and try and start fresh with new, modern components. Before I do that, does anyone have any thoughts to help troubleshoot? I would really like to get this working with what I already have, if possible.