found two problems... first, no power (i know...) and second the plug into the mobo was upside down. after fixing that my CD/DVD drive is working and loaded xp. it froze durring the EULA though and now it wont boot from the CD again. Does anyone know if "incompatible" ram could be the issue? im not talking about PC3200 vs PC4000, just the vendors.
and my case LEDs STILL DONT WORK!!
(again any sugestions, ive double and triple checked them)