Re: Computer not starting! Please help.
If you want to take it a step further, to build on Aces Wild's suggestion, when I build a new PC that does this, I take everything out of the case, put some motherboard standoffs under the board and screw them in (so that the board is just elevated off the table) then connect everything I need to start the system. It probably wouldn't hurt to resocket the CPU - I've done it on the i7/775's before and it's not too bad, just don't get into the habit (i.e. bending pins, etc) and then power the system on. If it doesn't do that outside of the tower/case, then you've got a DOA part or fried something.