Well I actually built a PC with the same motherboard, processor, and the same brand of ram (I used 16gb instead of 8) and I had to keep removing the motherboard to put more stuff on (didn't plan ahead) and with all this unplugging and unscrewing, I forgot to plug in the CPU power, which presented the same problem of the red CPU light. Make sure you have the line from the Power Supply plugged in the 8-pin connector above the CPU.
holy crap thank you so much! I bought a new psu today and had some more issues but i managed to resolve them and now i am writing this from my new pc!!!