I bought the shiny new FX-4170 processor Asus M5A78L-M LX motherboard, 8 gigabytes of RAM, used an Antec 650W PSU out of a side build, purchased a motherboard, and put it all together. And (drum roll, please), got nothing. Nada. Zip.
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips