So I tried my girlfriend's 970 and the damn thing worked! At this point I was worried it was the card, but I reinstalled it, this time changing there the 2 8 pin connectors plug into the PSU and it freakin worked!...for a bit. Once I was in windows and installed the drivers, I abruptly restarted to a black screen again. I tried again and got to the point where I tried a couple games, and got a score of 16000 in time spy...only to crash/restart to a black screen. So at this point I think it's the power supply. Before I got the card I had read reports of this PSU crashing with 3080's and was concerned...and obviously for the right reasons. At this point I am gonna go buy a PSU locally and see if that solves my issues. If it does, then I guess I'll have to eat the loss, or RMA my current one and resell it. Either way this is all very annoying, but I am glad it isn't the card.