I have replaced both parts above under warranty with brand new ones
I still cant get it to POST
Mistakes i can think of :
with the new board and PSU - i did not try switching the RAM ( i have 3x2G ram ) to white slots
I did not change the thermal paste - have the old paste still left on cpu cooler plate ( Noctua NHD14 ) and i just did not clean that completely ( thought i might leave it as i don't have fresh ones to put on - terrible right ?? )
i did not try taking the RAM altogether and turn on the PC
I dont see a point changing PSU - as mine is a brand new PSU i got
-- Can you guys think of anything else -- or am i totally missing something here ???