Sorry for the delay in responding to this on here, and thanks for all of the responses. I did contact XFX several times and got laughable responses back from the initial tech that was assisting me. Eventually they transferred me to someone who knew what they were talking about and apparently my BFG800w powersupply wasn't firing the 12v rail that powered the video card fast enough at system boot up to activate the card. He suggested restarting the system multiple times until it came on, and if it did eventually come on(which took about 30 tries btw) that it's most likely the power supply. I swapped to an Enermax Liberty 650w my friend had laying around, it worked immediately. Unfortunately XFX took so long getting back to me that prior to this I had already acquired another motherboard which didn't help. Luckily I exchanged it back for a working power supply.