Originally Posted by Prota
I've been doing some research on the motherboard, and it seems that this is a fairly common problem. My motherboard may have been DOA since everything else seems in order. Here's one example of someone who had the same issue:http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1309195&mpage=1
I figured I'll call the manufacturer in the morning and see what they say. This is a little depressing though as I was really looking forward to having this thing up and running soon, especially since I was going to give my current laptop to my father for Christmas.
If everything else you've tried hasn't worked, then it could very well be a DOA motherboard. I'd definitely contact EVGA and get a replacement asap, they are pretty good with speedy customer service.
Stay away from Galaxy cards.
Be warned, they use shit for components and will die way more frequently than any other brands, plus they always seem to install the worst possible air coolers (or just use really bad thermal paste) and even on stock clocks they are always hotter than normal; many people tend to underclock galaxy cards just to get them to run and be stable. Seriously, if you are going to be spending $300 for a graphics card, you should really buy a good quality product from a trusted manufacture like Evga, MSI, Asus, PNY or Gigabyte.
Even though its a front page deal on slickdeals.net, You are only saving $30; still would recommend the AMD HD 7950 3GB for $25 less that's equal or better performance.