Thank you, the power supply is switched on and plugged in. I have tried different outlets in my apartment. Should I try to run the power source with a paper clip?
I just built it on top of cardboard like you said, but that didn't make a difference either.
I rechecked that the cpu, ram and connectors were installed correctly. The power button is connected to the motherboard like the instructions show, double checked that the positive and negative was installed right.
Thank you for the help, I work full time and go to graduate school online for a MBA, so I need a computer that works. I've had to learn to fix my laptop myself because I don't have much money. It became too expensive and unreliable to fix so I'm building the desktop to have a working computer that I can afford. Now I just need it to turn on lol.