odd you say u get no beeps.. which you would with ram, cpu , vid..
I've had a couple of bum'd (new out the box) asus ide cables, took a while to figure that out..
1 was helpful , pulled it from a h/d black clip stayed in the h/d
not being an ass but Bios settings are correct? is it jumperless the board? are all pins placed correclty if its not?