Hi all, new to the forums here but thought I'd start off making it very clear I'm a total nub sometimes: I just put together a nice little Bitfenix Prodigy build (the red one ) with an Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe and a Powercolor 7970 LCS. When attempting to boot off the GPU once I'd leak-tested and then connected the whole damn system up...nothing. Blank screen. However, it works fine off the integrated GPU and with a GTX 470 that I temporarily stole from my gfs PC. I tried *everything* to get it to work; all outputs, all combinations of settings related to the integrated graphics in the bios and even got out the voltmeter and tested that the PCI-e connectors were at the right voltage! I tried everything except flashing the bios. I've returned the card now so cannot test whether it definitely was a problem with the bios, but it looks like it is since the card works fine in the original sellers machine after being in my machine. In fact, it was bought from the54thvoid and he's reselling it on TPU: http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=182508 I'm considering buying it off him again (if he'll let me after the grief I caused the poor guy by claiming that it arrived DoA!) but Paypal takes ages to action a refund so I'm in financial limbo at the moment. Has anyone come across this before and was it definitely the bios update that fixed it?? Also, why on Earth would a motherboard bios dated July 2012 not support a card that was released in January 2012!! P.S. the54thvoid is a great guy, he was nothing but helpful and courteous with refunding me for my purchase. I'm just so sorry I didn't try updating the damn bios whilst I had the card in the system! A lesson was learnt on that day. Edit: To confirm to everyone: The GPU itself works fine, it has been tested in another board since. I guess I'll have to either just risk getting another/the same 7970 or go with something else.