Not long ... I saw nothing was appearing and turned it off. However, I was working on it and got an UPDATE:
I took it all apart and started again. With only the cooler/fan, 1 stick of RAM, and a video card, I got pictures!!! It runs the Gigabyte loader screen then goes to something about disk load failure and"please insert operating system disk" (I imagine it has to do with no HD being plugged in). Only thing is .... this is on my old desktop's Geforce 7300.
What does this point to? Possible DOA graphics card? I plan on putting it back together with this old card and getting it to run fine. Then trying the new card one last time.