Best way to connect DVID-D, HDMI port video card to a VGA, HDMI monitor?

Situation: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Video Card has a DPI-D and HDMI port, monitor has a VGA and HDMI port. I have a DPI-I, VGA adaptor but the DPI-I port is in the mobo and I've heard that you're not supposed to plug the monitor into that. I tried just using an HDMI cable to connect video card to the monitor, but it said no signal. Why is this happening, and what's the best solution?

Background: I just built the PC with new parts. Fan for CPU and video card are working/spinning. Monitor and VGA cable are new as well. Planning to use the computer for FPS gaming
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  1. What are the other components?
  2. alexoiu said:
    What are the other components?

    Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
    Zalman CNPS9500 AT Ball Bearing CPU Cooler
    Intel DQ77MK Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
    Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
    EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply
    HP 22cwa 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor
  3. So use GPUs HDMI port to HDMI port o fmotherboard.
  4. Are all components new?
  5. alexoiu said:
    Are all components new?

    everything is new
  6. Try leaving single RAM module installed. Use the HDMI cable from graphics card to monitor.
    Test each RAM slot.
    Make sure that the monitor input is set to HDMI.
  7. Today I connected the HDMI cable to the GPU and my tv and it worked fine. Tried it again with my monitor and it also worked. I don't know what was going on yesterday.
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