EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 01G-P3-1556-KR Video Card - 1GB
I installed everything and the motherboard's CPU LED showed up solid red; so no BIOS boot obviously. So I stripped down and now I only have the video card, CPU, hard drive and one RAM chip installed and the CPU LED is still going solid red and it ain't booting up, while the RAM LED is blinking red. Getting the feeling I have a bum CPU but could I be doing something else wrong? The pins on it look fine.
We have a troubleshooting checklist that was created to diagnose this exact type of problem. Step #2 in the checklist is by far the most common mistake. Your solid red CPU light is likely telling you the CPU isn't receiving power because you didn't plug in the CPU power connector. Perform every step in the checklist and let us know how it goes. There's a link to the checklist in my signature.