Powercolor Radeon 7950 no display

Sorry if this isn't where this post goes i'm new. This is my first build and i have everything put together but when i go to start it up for the first time, nothing shows up on the screen. I believe there is supposed to be some kind of a boot screen which allows me to access BIOS but i don't see anything happen on the screen and the monitor just shows no signal. All the fans are running fine including the one on the GPU. I can't test it with a on-board GPU because my motherboard doesn't have one. Here are my PC specs if it helps.

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
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  1. It's probably a defective card. Can you test the card on some other PC? If it doesn't work, I suggest you RMA it.

    Also, here are some things you should do to troubleshoot your system http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-steps-posting-post-boot-video-problems
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