Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen
I set it on an anti-static surface (the bag it came in)
For future reference, that is actually a bad idea as the outside
of the bag is conductive. The anti-static bag is only non-conductive on the inside
of the bag.
Placing it on a non-conductive surface like the cardboard mobo box is a safer option.
As Tvblen suggested, remove the board from the case and strip it down to bare components. Basically CPU only.
Remove the waterblock/mounting kit if you haven't already.
Reseat the CPU and install the stock HSF if you still have it. (don't worry about replacing the thermal paste - you won't be running it long enough for it to be an issue)
Double check that you have the 24pin (mobo) and the 4/8pin (CPU) plugs firmly connected.
If it's still dead in the water - you have borked the mobo.
If it springs to life, then the issue is elsewhere (not mobo or CPU)