[help] is my cpu DOA?

im doing my test build and when i powered it up nothing appears on the screen and the cpu light by the memory is lit up (not flashing) what do i do? 


both my 20 pin and 8 pin cables are plugged in; i dont get any image on the monitor. i also dont see any bent pins!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU | Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor | $339.99 @ Amazon 
CPU Cooler | Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $99.99 @ Amazon 
Motherboard | Asus Maximus VI Impact Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard | $228.28 @ Amazon 
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory | $174.99 @ Amazon 
Storage | Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $149.92 @ Amazon 
Video Card | MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card | $529.99 @ Newegg 
Case | Corsair 250D Mini ITX Tower Case | $74.99 @ Newegg 
Power Supply | Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $109.99 @ Amazon 
 | | Total
 | Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $1708.14
 | Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-23 22:07 EDT-0400 |

No you cpu is not DOA most likely.

I see that you have a 4790K haswell refresh cpu, paired with a Asus Maximus VI impact board which is a Z87 chipset board.

you need to flash the bios to the newest version, using usb flashback, without any cpu and ram installed. then it will work.


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worked like a charm! thanks a lot. i was really freaking out!

Nice :)

Wow ... I'm impressed again. Nice work.