Put it all together and it seemed to work fine. Got windows installed then shut down to move the computer to my desk. I also switched the dvi input to the 2nd slot (i think the 2nd one is dual-channel) and connected my hdtv to the hdmi slot to use as a second monitor. When I boot up again I got no display at all. At first I thought it was just the switching of the cords so I shut back down and returned them to the original configuration but it still doesn't display anything.
So far I've tried:
Moving the gpu to the 2nd pci-e slot.
Checked all connections.. they're secure.
Booting with hdd disconnected (just to see if I get bios or anything... didn't)
Booting with an install cd or driver cd in the drive.
Using a dvi-to-vga adapter and connecting to the monitor with a vga cord.
Using just an hdmi cable to the hdtv and no other connections.
..nothing seems to work.
Did the card just die soon after I got it or is there something I'm missing?
Turns out the card did just spontaneously die... RMA'd it and got a different one and it's working fine.
As far as I can tell there's only 1 6-pin power slot on the graphics card and that's plugged in.
I can't install the graphics drivers since I can't even see the bios boot or windows or anything.
I've tried using just 1 monitor connected, and for each of the dvi slots and the hdmi slot, none of them are working.