with new builds like your fist off make sure your running the newest intel mb chipset drivers. if there not all installed the new gpy wont run right and you be runniing off the onboard gpu. the second is make sure that the ipgpu is the second boot device not the first and that you have the monitor plug into the gpu video port not the onboard video port.
Thank you so much for that, it turns out I was hooked up to the motherboard. I feel so stupid yet so happy at the same time. Thank you a thousand times over.