New build, plugged everything but no display. GPU problem?

Red0xrxn

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Hey guys,

Started building my first PC today, and I'm stuck. I plugged everything and I get no display. The fans (CPU cooler, GPU) work as soon as I plug it. My mobo is Gigabyte 970A-UD3P GPU: Radeon R9 290 8 gb RAM (2x4GB G SKILL F3-2400C11D-8GXM) CPU: AMD FX 8320E 3.2 Ghz Cooler master hyper 212 evo

I don't have a speaker for testing. I am pretty sure CPU was placed correctly. Screen is plugged in properly using DVI cable.

Could it be that my GPU is dead? I got it refurbished so I'm wondering if that's my problem...
 

Red0xrxn

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EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply.

I'll try and see if I can borrow a GPU to see if that's what the problem is. In the meantime, is there anything else that could be causing the problem that I am not aware of?
 

Red0xrxn

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I know the monitor works because I used it with my mac.
I tried another graphic card, and no display. Hence my problem is not the GPU (phew!)
I just read that my mobo required BIOS update to be compatible with my CPU...How am I supposed to update BIOS with no display?! Time for some intensive googling...
 

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