Guess what? Exactly the same result.
I got everything hooked up, fired it up and it worked. I went into BIOS, then left the PC and cleaned up a few things. I came back to the computer about two or three minutes later, put the side panel back on and move the tower to the floor.
I go back to start working in the BIOS and my keyboard is not working. After ensuring that the KB was connected properly, I figured that the system had frozen or something. I hit the reset button....no video...again. I turn the power off, power it back up again...no video. I try a different monitor...no video.
This is two motherboards now with exactly the same issue. I'm thinking to myself, what are the odds. I'm wondering if there is some compatibility issue with the processor or something. I can't think of anything else.
Given that the same issue is occurring with two separate motherboards, is there any possible problem that becomes more clear? Of course, other than the fact that the mobo is just crap.