OS: Windows 7 professional
MB: Asus Maximus Hero Vi Z87
CPU: I5-4670K (minor 4.2 overclock)
RAM: Mushkin Redline 2x8 GB
Drives: Samsung 512 SSD boot + Samsung 512 SSD scratch + 4 TB WD Enterprise storage
GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 SC
PSU: Corsair RMI 650i
My reliable desktop of 6 years died this morning and I am unsure what was the cause. No boot or post; fans do not spin. Switching on the PSU allows the onboard power button to light up only to dim after 10 seconds. Both the case and onboard power on buttons are ineffective.
I tested the PSU on a different desktop and it appears to work as intended. Replaced CMOS battery and tested startup with minimal peripherals and GPU removed without any luck. It this certainly a hardware failure of the motherboard? Is there an easy way to determine if the CPU and ram are good? I would like to avoid having to start over and salvage all of my documents.
Some things to note:
BIOS has not been updated in years.
No signs of burning or thermal damage.
CPU fan headers are installed correctly.
Windows 7 updated during its latest shutdown sequence