Is My Graphics Card or Power Supply DOA?

I just finished a new build and I cannot get my graphics card to work. I have double and triple checked that the GPU is seated in the motherboard and the 6pin PCIE cord is properly plugged into both the power supply and the GPU.
When I turn the computer on the fans on the GPU run for a second and then stop. All the other fans in the computer run just fine. There is also no visual going to the monitor. The monitor just says that there is no signal.
Is my GPU or my Power supply busted?
Specs:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
GPU: GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit
Power: Thermaltake TR2 RX 650W ATX 12V 2.3
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
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  1. 1) Is the monitor plugged into the GPU?

    2) If you take the GPU out and plug the monitor into the motherboard, do you get graphics?

    3) If you do, check your bios and make sure the graphics adapter is set to pcie.
  2. DarkSable said:
    1) Is the monitor plugged into the GPU?

    2) If you take the GPU out and plug the monitor into the motherboard, do you get graphics?

    3) If you do, check your bios and make sure the graphics adapter is set to pcie.


    The monitor is plugged into the GPU by HDMI. My motherboard does not have intergrated graphics.
  3. Test the monitor on a different computer or test a different monitor on your new computer.
    Maybe the monitor itself is broken.
    Did you happen to accidentally touch the back of the pcb on your gpu? Or even the pci contacts?
    That could fry your gpu. Did you let a sibling touch and admire any components?
  4. Also, try dvi.
  5. Hakumisoso Terror said:
    Test the monitor on a different computer or test a different monitor on your new computer.
    Maybe the monitor itself is broken.
    Did you happen to accidentally touch the back of the pcb on your gpu? Or even the pci contacts?
    That could fry your gpu. Did you let a sibling touch and admire any components?


    The monitor works fine with my older computer. I could have possibly touched the pcb or the pci, but I'm not sure. Would that cause the fans on the GPU to not spin as well?
  6. Are the fans not turning? I think on startup they should go full power and then slow down. if they dont you may have fried your gpu.
  7. Hakumisoso Terror said:
    Are the fans not turning? I think on startup they should go full power and then slow down. if they dont you may have fried your gpu.


    When I start up the computer the fans on the GPU spin for a second then they stop conpletly.
  8. Touching the PCB shouldn't fry it. You have to hold the thing somehow. Touching the PCI contacts should be avoided, but shouldn't fry it either. Try a different PSU, see if it works then. Sounds like a bad card to me however.
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