I hate to tell you this but most surge protectors are nothing more than power strips. There are quality Surge protectors out there but they are expensive. I would say it's you mobo that has taken a dump. find someone who will let you temp plug in another video card and see if you get a signal. If not...your mobo is now a frisbee.
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