No signal on monitor, 1 long beep and 2 short beeps


I'm having an irritating problem with my first build. When I turn on the monitor, it stays black for a few seconds and then says "No Signal". Also, when I turn on the computer, I hear a long beep, followed by two short beeps. In the motherboard manual, this means that there is a monitor or graphics card error. All the lights and fans in everything in my case, including cpu, psu, graphics card, and case fans, all spin and appear to work. I've tried:
pulling out the cmos battery on my motherboard
reseating the ram
changing the rams' places
using 1 stick of ram
reseating the graphics card
inserting the graphics card in a seperate pci x16 slot

Any suggestions/ideas?

My system specs are:
NZXT Apollo CS-NT-APOLLO-S SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Silver)
Gigabyte Socket AM3/AMD 870/SATA3&USB3.0/A&GbE/ATX Motherboard GA-870A-UD3
Phenom II X4 965 Black AM3 3.4Ghz 512KB 45NM 125W 4000MHZ
Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive 3.5 Inch, 32 MB Cache, 7200 RPM SATA II WD1001FALS
EVGA GeForce GTX 570 1280MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card with Lifetime Warranty 012-P3-1570-AR
ViewSonic VA2702W 27-Inch Full HD 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor with DVI and VGA Inputs - Black
Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply compatible with Intel Core i7 and Core i5
Patriot Memory Sector 5 G Series 8 GB (2x4 GB) DDR3 PC3-10666 1333 MHz 9-9-9-24 Dual Channel PGV38G1333ELK
Samsung DVD+RW Optical Drive SH-S223L/BEBS
Creative Labs SB0880 PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Sound Card
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  1. You sure you haven't shorted out the card somehow? You might want to put in another card just to be safe, check that, and then try again. Or put the 570 into another computer.
  2. I don't have another desktop computer to check the parts on, as I'm using a laptop at the moment. The graphics card is correctly seated. I just took apart everything and put it back together, same problem. I'd also rather not return it until I'm 100% sure it's the graphics card. Any other solutions?
  3. Yes, I connected the psu to it. I don't have another gpu to test it. Are you sure it's the gpu thats the problem? The fan on it does spin, if it makes any difference. Also, I've read on other forums that people with the beep problem had issues with the ram or mobo rather than the graphics card. Could it be this instead?
  4. This mobo does not have onboard graphics. So if the ram didn't work, it would show that on the screen?
  5. Even if I take out the vgi cable, the monitor says the same thing. If it makes a difference, the message appeared later than it usually did with the cable connected. Yes, I have a friend who might let me test my card, but I'd rather see if I can fix it myself before asking him.
  6. He sleeps early so I'll go ask him about it tomorrow and figure out the problem. I'll choose a best answer once I do so. Thanks for all the help!
  7. Best answer selected by Zadius.
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