This is my first PC build, so it's probably that I made a simple mistake. I think I have everything hooked up in the correct spots but I could certainly have messed up on something. I handled all the parts very delicately and made sure I had no static electricity build up by frequently toughing my metal case. After everything was installed I hit the power button and nothing fired up. With my limited PC building knowledge I know parts such as fans should be moving. Is there a way that I can tell if a certain part is DOA? I'm suspecting either my PSU or MOBO could be the problem. Thanks for your help!
Yes I did but I just concluded that my cpu pins are all bent. It doesn't make any sense though because I know I put the processor in the correct way. Is there a possible way that it came that way? Or when I took the protective plastic off, could that have bent them?
Hmm, well it's the correct socket type. For every pin to be bent, that sounds to me like you over-torqued the lock, or you forgot to take off the plastic covering over the cpu when you locked it. It "is" possible, but unlikely that a brand new MOBO has every pin bent.