No signal found

Apr 3, 2018
Howdy, so ive recently just built my first pc and im having trouble with my gpu.
Right now I have my computer connected via hdmi to my tv while im waiting on my monitor but ive had to use the motherboards hdmi because when i connect it to the gpu i get no signal. I have installed windows anyways and when i check my specs and everything in device manager i cant find any sign of the gpu. Its not really a major issue as my friend gave it to me so im not too fussy but id feel better knowing its not a motherboard issue, the fan on the gpu does work and sounds pretty normal, is it just dead? possibly an issue in bios?
gpu is an msi gtx 1060 6gb oc (single fan)- which ive also found difficult to find any info on or even to price. Any help greatly appreciated :)