|"i made the mistake of aligning the corner of the cpu with the wrong corner, and because some pins dropped in place I completely didn't realize they weren't all in"|
The CPU socket is know as a ZIF socket, ZIF = Zero Insertion Force. If the CPU is postioned the right way, it will just drop into place with little or no pressure. A CPU can only fit ONE WAY in a socket. If you had it positioned the wrong way, you should have known it because it will NOT fit. So for you to get it to sit flush in the socket, you must have had to force it in place. There's no way that you didn't damage some of the pins when you did that, so that means you had to to straighten those bent pins out. Did you leave that part out of your explanation?
"Oh wait.. speaker wasn't plugged in"
The beeping comes from motherboard - either from a speaker built onto the board or from a speaker in the case that's connected to the board. The beep code tells you what's wrong. The fact that there's beeping at all is a good indication that the board & CPU are probably still OK. It would help to list the make/model of the board, CPU, RAM, video card, PSU, etc. so that we don't have to guess what you're working with. And we need to know the beep code.