So a while back I bought this new motherboard after my previous one had fried. Not too long after I replaced my mobo, the screen stopped turning on (black screen, normal starting noises). Recently I got a hold of my friends pc so I could do some trouble-shooting on the issue.
I tried replacing my nvidia 8800 gt with his nvidia 9800gt (both pci-e 2.0) and the screen would come on just fine so I know it can't be a problem with the slot itself.
I then put my card into his pc and to much relief, it booted up just fine. So I know that my graphics card is in good/working condition.
I tried uninstalling the nvidia drivers on my pc, and even the pci bus drivers. With no avail.
I tried using his psu to power my mobo and card. Same black screen. Not surprising considering we both have the same Watt PSU.
I tried resetting the bios to defaults, clearing the CMOS, and even removing and replacing the mobo battery (when finding corrosion) after waiting for ~ 10 mins. Still nothing.
I tried changing out the RAM modules. I removed all dust from both cards. I even tried switching out HDDs. All with out any luck.
So I guess I'm completely baffled by this and could really use some help. I've been to school for computer networking and repair so I am very thorough with my troubleshooting. Thanks and here are my specs: