oh, I've also ran it on cardboard to see if it was shorting out but same problem. Also taken out the cmos battery and waited 30 minutes, same thing.
So an update to this lovely problem. I did an RMA and received my new mobo today. I installed it and started it up but lo and behold no post. I've removed all the RAM, inserted one after the other (no beeps with no RAM), tried to run it on cardboard, re-inserted cpu, tried a new graphics card, tried new monitor, moved jumper pin, NOTHING. Can anyone here help while I wait to call support tomorrow?
There is an up side I guess, upon turning on the power it doesn't automatically start up like my last one did....and I can turn it off by holding down the power button. Just can't make it to post.... :'(