UGHH more suggestions, just in case
Okay so uh, the monitor is still broken after getting a new graphics card. Very fortunately, my cousin is an expert in computer science and is helping me with the problem.
So, we both hypothesize that it is not the motherboard. There is no abnormal beeping of sort.
It may be that I inserted the graphics card incorrectly, but i'm sure I did. Though it seems to hang off the edge of the screwing slightly...
Everything is plugged in. Power cable, etc. and monitor still doesn't work.
So we both figure it is the monitor causing the problem.
i bump this for suggestions (which one will likely come from replace monitor) but for now i'm waiting for my cousin to get an answer and hopefully solve this problem.