Okay, I put the barebones parts into the computer, the CPU, RAM, and video card. Since my MB doesn't have on-board video, I have to connect it to the video card of course.
Here's my specs:
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice Socket 939
MSI K8N Neo4-F Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4-4X ATX AMD
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E Geforce 6600GT
CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200)
When I boot the system, the fans turns on but the monitor sits there. I have a monitor that came with a desktop computer I got a while ago, but it should still work. The monitor's LED turns on for a split second but nothing happens. I've reseated the RAM and the video card, but still nothing happens. The only thing I haven't done is clear the CMOS. I'm not sure how to take out the battery and I don't want to yank it out or anything.