After digging some more and looking through other forums, it was an issue that the HD 6850 only allows only one VGA connection. I had two. The second needs to be a DVI or HDMI connection to function. It required buying a new monitor that had a HDMI connection. Plugged it in and it was active. Not sure I would have bought the card If I knew it would cost me additional $200.00. I guess it's the cost of building your own. The toughest part was telling my wife I was going to drop another 200!