I'm afraid I won't be able to do that after all. I forgot that my friend was going out of town today and I didn't catch him.
Is there a way to troubleshoot this further without a swap of CPU? I could try and POST test the mobo outside of the case if you think that'd help.
Also, I want to make sure my system is getting ample power. 550W should be enough for my setup. Should I be connected directly to a wall socket? I'm curently connected to a power strip (the PC is the only component plugged into the strip though) because the nearest wall socket is in a rather inconvenient place.