tried removing sound card, changing RAM position and tried just using 1 stick, used a different monitor, and no luck.... it just says "no signal" from the monitors... I'm thinking the problem is either the video card or the mobo i dont have another video card to test to isolate that as the issue... can anyone help?
Do you have a system speaker plugged into the motherboard? Try with just the bare bones, i.e. take out the sound card and one of the HDDs. Make sure everything else is seated correctly, take them out and put them back in if need be.