First Build Won't Boot at All

So this is my first build ever and I was really excited putting all the parts together. To my disappointment, after getting all the parts in the case and hooking up everything, I pushed the power button and nothing happened. At first, I realized that my PWR switch wasn't even plugged into the F_Panel. I felt pretty dumb but relieved that this was the problem. To my surprise, I plugged in the pwr switch into the F_Panel, pressed the power button, and still nothing happened. I got really upset at this and even tried using a different PSU. The PSU isn't the problem though, because even after using a working PSU, the thing still didn't boot. I even tried booting the mobo manually by pressing the 2 pins of the F_Panel for the pwr switch but that didn't work either.

Some useful notes about my situation to rule out potential issues:
-I did make sure the switch on the PSU was set to | and not O
-I made sure the outlet that I plugged the PSU into works
-my cpu fan has its power cable connected to the mobo
-my 24 pin cable is connected properly, and so is the 4 pin
-When I say that nothing happens when I press the power button, I MEAN nothing. As in, none of the fans turn on, there are no sounds, and there are no lights. The computer fails to change at all.
-I highly doubt my cpu is the problem because I installed it with no problems (except attaching the heatsink, which was a pain)
-All my parts are brand new, fresh out of the box. I heard that it's very rare for new mobos to be broken, but is this the case?

So my main question is: Am I doing something wrong or is my mobo just dead? I'm really stressing over this and would greatly appreciate some help.

Here are the parts im working with:

Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3
Sapphire Radeon 6850 1 GB
Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive
Cooler Master Storm Scout
Phenom II X4 965
Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Blue SATA III
OCZ Fatal1ty 550W

Here is a link to the mobo manual if that helps
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  1. Nevermind guys, I found out that my mobo was perfectly fine. I reassembled the mobo and created a minimum build outside the case and kept adding parts until I finally found the problem. Whenever I plugged in a daisy chained 4 pin connection to the system fan header on the mobo, it would not boot. PROBLEM SOLVED
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