I double checked all connections. When I power up, I see everything light up and fans spinning, but I don't hear a beep nor I see anything on the monitor. Does it matter if I am using a wireless keyboard or do I have to use a PS2 keyboard?
Have you tried booting without RAM installed just to see if you get memory beep codes? If you do get beep codes, try installing only one stick at a time and then booting. Sometimes that helps you POST, get into the BIOS to set the RAM speed/voltage/timings manually. Another thing to check is the standoffs on the case. Any extra standoffs grounding on the backside of the motherboard?
Thank you for your reply. I did not check for the extra standoffs under the MB and did not try booting without the RAM. But I bought these the MB and the CPU as a combo from Newegg and will double check the requirements of those. Will try them this evening/tonite and post the results. And is it okay to check and reseat the CPU into its slot?