I have put together a new computer from parts I ordered off Newegg to almost completely replace my old computer. Every component that would have been in the case of the old one is now replaced by new parts with the exception of my CD-ROM drive. I placed all of my new parts naked on a flat, plastic table stand without my old case and turned it on. The CPU fan started up strong and loud, then slowly died down in a conspicuous decrease of power as if it were taking its time powering down, but continued running all the while with fan still moving. My GPU's fans did not spin conventionally; the fans twitched every so often with no complete revolutions, but I believe this is a normal feature of its current model that does not spin until a certain temperature is reached. I am unsure of the specific shortened names on most of my hardware, so I will list them as they appear on Newegg.
The following is my newest hardware:
Power Supply;Thermaltake Toughpower TPD-0750M - SLI/ CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Gold Certification and Semi Modular Cables Black Active PFC Power Supply Intel Haswell Ready (PS-TPD-0750MPCGUS-1)
Video card/GPU;EVGA 04G-2978-KR GeForce GTX 970 FTW 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 ACX 2.0 PCI Express 3.0
CPU;Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Quad-Core 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I74770K
Hard drive;Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Motherboard;GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-SOC Force LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Memory;G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM
Everything else including keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor, and CD drive are what I have used in my previous build and are now a part of my newer build. They are:
Mouse; Steelseries Sensei
Speakers; two simple and cheap Logitech speakers. unsure of specific model names.
Keyboard; cheap Dynex keyboard.
CD drive; cheap Lightscribe CD drive
I have plugged the VGA adapter from my Acer monitor into my motherboard, then tried to plug it into the GPU after it didn't give me any video feed, but this did not give anything other than a black screen on my display once the computer was turned on either. Neither method worked to give video to my monitor. If I unplug the adapter my monitor tells me there is no feed, but if it is plugged in this message does not appear. My GPU comes with two (ports?) that can be connected directly to my power supply which I have used both of them as the manual tells me all available slots should be used. Everything is spinning as I assume it should be and the motherboard obviously works as it lit up to show me the various buttons on it, but no video on my display. I was going to uninstall all my drivers (though I am unsure how to go about uninstalling every single one) as I assumed even though no hardware from my old build was being used, perhaps there is still data in my monitor holding its previous use with my older GPU. Whether or not that's true it was my last troubleshoot attempt. Before I tried I decided to post here, though. I would appreciate any help or advice on the matter. Please tell me if there is anything other info I should have provided. Thank you!