I just plugged in my new ram, and got very, very bad results
First I plugged them in one way, no connection to my monitor.
I restarted the computer, and plugged the ram in the other way (how could I do this?!) then I still had no connection, and after a few sec, I smelled a burning smell and my pc shut down. I have now removed the new ram, and left only the old ones in. The burning smell is gone, but no connection to the monitor. Also, the old ram was the only thing that was hot. My gpu felt sorta cool, but im not 100% sure.
I think you damaged your motherboard by plugging the ram the other way (is it even possible?).
I once connected a 5v PCI card to a 3.3V slot, they look the same but the notch is on the other side. By that time i didn't even know there were 2 types of PCI..
Burnt smell, i immediately plugged the pc off. Removed the PCI hard, turned it back on. DEAD.
I had to buy a new motherboard. silly me.
I think you did the same think but with a ram.
Mother and ram are indeed compatible.
The reason why there was no signal the first time could be that the ram wasn't inserted all the way down (to the "click" point) or the memory had a factory malfunction.
Is it rather normal that malfunctioning rams don't display video "NO VIDEO" monitor message.
Even though is odd a pair of corsairs are failed it can happen.
You can try putting just 1 of your old ram in the first slot and turn the pc on.
If no video, switch it to the 2nd one, and so on.
I wanna see if any of the slots work, if not the motherboard is indeed fried.
When i fried a mother with the PCI slot, the processor worked fine on the new mother, i don't know about yours, it could be fried or it could be perfectly fine, need to test it on another motherboard to know.
The new build looks nice!
P.s: I got some idea pm if you are alright with "morally grey".