O1die, thank for the advice. I just finished POST-ing outside the case and I got the same results. MOBO leds 1234 and video card and PSU fans come on but not the CPU and HSF. Does this mean I have a bad CPU?
Did you power up outside the case? That's your next step. Take it out of the case. Use just the cpu/heatsink, one stick of ram, video, and keyboard only. Connect the 2 power supply leads plus one to the video card if needed. Then touch the power switch area with a plain flathead screwdriver until it posts. Set your boot order, save and exit. Then remount the board in the case.