Picked up new CPU/RAM and this board.. using 7700k. Build was a piece of cake, sliding into an old Z97 setup. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary until it didn't work. When I booted the first time, all the fans spun full speed. The HDD light flashed a bit but there was no video output, and on subsequent boots I tried both an NV 1080 and integrated video. Same result, no video at POST. None of the MB indicator lights lit, except power LED on MB. I subsequently tried with no drives, different RAM, moving RAM sticks, no video card, etc. Not a single attempt to boot. Nothing was grounded or anything.. I pulled the board and inspected everything. No pins are bent on the CPU socket, and that was seated and re-seated. It's just dead as a doornail after a couple attempts. I tested the power supply with a tester I own and it's spot on. Edit: Forgot to mention I also cleared CMOS after the failed boot attempts, nothing. I'm guessing it's just a DOA board, but anything I'm missing? I've done this many, many times and over the years I've seen 1 bad motherboard and 1 bad power supply.