Once switched on, it acts normal, I.E keyboard flashes, onboard ethernet port flashes, and CPU fans spins, floppy light flashes, but strangely the CD-RW light comes on but does nothing else.
On another forum have seen the exact same problem, with the same motherboard and it turned out it was the PSU. I'm sure the RAM is fine, and I think the CPU is good. It doesn't beep at all, speaker is onboard.
Have tested PSU with multimeter, seems OK, but I don't know. Only just bought it from PCWORLD. Any help would be appreciated!
" I can't get the flippin Fan off the CPU without half destrying/taking out the mobo. "
Why do you want to take it off for? Do you think you have not fitted the cpu in correctley?
Do not try to start the computer without the cpu fan attached, you could fry the cpu.
As thms says the system should post if the cpu+hs and fan, one stick of memory, monitor connected, psu connected to motherboard and power switch connected. Leave all cards out, same with any usb's and disconnect hrad drives, optical drives and floppys.