Graphics card is plugged in properly, computer turns on, but I don't get any signal

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I have a MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card, a MSI Z170A GAMING M7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard, and a Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor. This is a fresh build with no prior installations of anything. I had trouble earlier wtih getting any sort of signal to my moniter, and i was told to unplug the graphics card, take out the motherboard battery, and put it back and plug my moniter into my motherboard. This worked, and I installed everything I needed to OS wise and parts wise. All except for my graphics card, which i could not install the drivers without it being plugged in.

After turning off and unplugging my computer, I installed the graphics card, made sure it was seated properly in its PCI-e slot, made sure the power suply cables were correctly inserted into the card, and then plugged in the moniter to my card via the dvi cable. I then turned it on, and i could tell that I was on my desktop, because the login sound played through my speakers. However, the moniter screen was black. The moniter could tell there was an input, because it did not enter power save mode, but there was no desktop, just a black screen. I then tried to use an HDMI cable, same result. The display ports yielded very similair results.

I have tried booting in safe mode, but as there is only a black screen I cannot see the options to change anything. I have checked the BIOS to make sure that the internal graphics is turned off, and it is set to PEC/PCI-e. I have tried the other 2 PCI-e slots, and they produced the same results. The graphics card is on, its fans are spinning and the led lit up. It is a fresh out of the box brand new graphics card. Same with the motherboard, and every other part of my computer.

Please someone help me out, I'm no longer sure what to do.
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  1. It looks like a graphics card issue, if you've tested both card and motherboard with same video cable. Try testing different card, or testing yours in different pc.
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