Z390M Gaming Edge boot help

KilroytheBiscuit

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Hi everyone,
So I recently upgraded my motherboard to the MPG Z390M GE AC and my CPU to an i7-9700k. I kept my current graphics card (GTX 1070 ti) and have a 600w PSU, but when I turned on the computer I got nothing on my monitor. After a little bit, the fans on the graphics card stopped spinning. If i pull out the card it boots just fine. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers, reseating the card, different power cables and BIOS settings, my monitor works just fine and the same thing happens if I put in an old graphics card.
Any advice would be appreciated!
 

Pangolin

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did you properly connect your video output cable to "Graphics Card" instead of onboard VGA? If you just connect cable to on-board VGA, unless you already set output from IGD and multi-monitor option in BIOS, you should not get any output.
 

KilroytheBiscuit

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What is the cable you're using? Can you output from another port?
did you properly connect your video output cable to "Graphics Card" instead of onboard VGA? If you just connect cable to on-board VGA, unless you already set output from IGD and multi-monitor option in BIOS, you should not get any output.
It's just a standard HDMI plugged into the graphics card.
 

KilroytheBiscuit

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Update:
Thanks to Pangolin and teletubby_po for the first replies.
My buddy at work pointed out that the motherboard was touching the case in a few spots. Upon closer inspection, there was a scratch in the corner that had a copper circuit exposed (not broken though).
We reseated the board and it then booted just fine, but then my pc would randomly crash or freeze, so we stress tested the CPU, RAM, and GPU. All of them handled it well. We installed a new HDD and SSD and new version of windows 10 Pro, updated all drivers, and used a new PSU.
After all this we ran a game on it and it froze about 10 minutes in. I turned on game boost and ran the game again, and everything ran just fine, no freezes or crashes.
So now my question is: Why do games freeze when I'm not overclocking? Could this be related to the motherboard, possibly a short somewhere? Or is it something else?
 
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