Well, you didn't mention it, so I had to cover that base too.
Regardless, I suppose if the CPU was good and truly dead (meaning the board didn't even know it was there), I suppose that COULD cause what you're describing, but the light on the board SHOULD light up, you SHOULD hear a beep, and the fans SHOULD run at least for a split second. That part has nothing at all to do with the CPU.
This is sounding like a dead short on the mobo from the case, to me. Take the mobo out of the case and try to power it up then (if you haven't done that already...).
What kind of MB? I don't think it is the CPU as you should still get the power LED to come on even with a dead CPU.
That's exactly my thought, Jim. It's the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3. It was recommended by someone on these forums when I was in my "pre-build" stage. Newegg was the only one carrying it. And I will never order another motherboard from Newegg again.
I got an e-mail yesterday from my first board that I RMAd saying they're not refunding it because of bent pins. (I assure you there were no bent pins on that board.) Went googling around and found out that this isn't uncommon with newegg and motherboards. :|
It almost HAS to be two dead mobo's then. I REALLY don't think it's the CPU because like I said above, everything should still "work", it just wouldn't boot.
Thanks, that's the answer I was looking for! I was sure, but not positive. And seeing how this is my first build with a LGA1155 board, I couldn't exactly test the CPU in another computer. And everywhere around me wants to charge me $50 to test the CPU, so I really didn't want to do that either.