Originally posted by VortexX
and the garbled mess remains.
First of all, I don't know why, but I laughed my *** off reading that, thank you.
Now to your issue. From what I can tell, you've done a good job substuting parts from the system that would possibly cause a problem. So, having that said, I must ask... Have you tried a different monitor? Could the monitor cable to the video card be damaged or have faulty connections in it?
If you're using an LCD that has to be connected at BOTH ends this is more of an issue then an older CRT, but that's not to say it hasn't been heard off.
The 'garbled mess', does it change? like it is almost like static on a TV with color? And if it DOES NOT change while its on, is it the same image when you boot it up again?
EDIT:: Looking over your post, you didn't say you replaced the video card, that would definatly be the first thing to do. Are you running onboard graphics? Fill us in.