Thanks guys. Right now i'm on my phone and the app is crashing so I couldn't read past the initial post about 3.0 being incompatible.
I'll try reading the manual first so I don't have to disassemble my current build. But if I have to I will. I'll post more later in the day. thanks guys.
I appreciate it
EDIT: I HAVE SOLVED THE PROBLEM. AND I HAVE CONCLUDED I AM AN IDIOT! i never plugged in the 8 pin + 6 pin into my GPU.
When i got home about an hour ago, i was ready to switch graphics cards and i noticed my old one had both the 8 pin and 6 pin plugged in and i facepalmed for a good 20 minutes.
anyway, THANKS GUYS!