Asus Strix 1080Ti Fans not running and LEDs are off

I just built a new computer with the Asus Zenith Extreme motherboard and the Asus Strix 1080Ti graphics card. Shortly after I turn on the computer the graphic card backlight LEDs turn off and the fans never move. I dont know if this is just a stock setting for the RGB lights on the graphics card, but they pulse orange on start up and then turn off. The two white LEDs are lit up where the two VGA cables plug into the graphics card, but other than that the card has no light, and again, the fans never turn on.

CPUID HWMonitor show my GPU usage at around 8% with a temp of 40 degrees C. Things are also really laggy. Simply clicking on folders takes a second or so to register, and it is delayed in highlighting each item when I move over them with my mouse. Cinebench runs the GPU test just fine with a score of 96.94 (I don't know if that's good), but applications like Lightroom are crazy slow. I have no idea whats wrong. All drivers and bios versions are up to date. I also have a 1000w PSU so it's not like its not getting enough juice. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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  1. Stupid question but, did you plug in your monitor to your GPU and not your motherboard? Are you using a proper 2x8 pin directly from your PSU to your GPU? What quality/company is your PSU from? Is the card properly inserted into the PCI-E 3.0 x16 slot (so it doesn't move at all).
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  2. Cioby said:
    Stupid question but, did you plug in your monitor to your GPU and not your motherboard? Are you using a proper 2x8 pin directly from your PSU to your GPU? What quality/company is your PSU from? Is the card properly inserted into the PCI-E 3.0 x16 slot (so it doesn't move at all).


    I have an EVGA SuperNOVA 1000P2 with two 2x8 pin VGA cables running directly from the graphics card to the PSU. I double checked that the GPU is tightly inserted into the PCie slot, and yes, my monitors are plugged directly into the GPU.

    Something new just happened when I updated the Asus utlitles driver for Aura sync: The GPU and RAM are now cycling RGB colors where before the GPU just pulsed orange. Its weird because I had previous downloaded the driver but it didn't work. I'm going to run some stress tests to see if the fans kick on now.
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