Update 2-21-2020: Solution - bought an asus board
After fighting my 6700k and z170 for months on stability issues and having a project due, I went to best buy and purchased a 3800x and MSI x570 Wifi edge. Was pretty excited but that was killed immediately with a VGA led. I did some searching online and ran to best buy to get another board. They only had the same board and i got the same led. Any ideas before I return these? I was so excited to finally go amd and this sucks tbh. Using sig rig components. Here's what I tested:
-amd + each gpu, using both slots
-changed ram (ballistics to ripjaws), did the whole 2nd dimm idea i found on the MSI boards
-tested both gpu on a g4400 + msi z170m5 and a 4170 + h80; both intel setups booted with no issues
I'm using a mini displayport to hdmi 2.0 adapter for my TCL 4k 55 tv
The dvi is busted on these cards (damaged when they shipped to me)
Also, is this the so called "cold boot bug"???
Initially, i was planning on getting a 2700x (now a 2600) and Asus prime pro x470 or Strix x470 and save some money for some vega 64s (I run a lot of older games that still work well in xfire in 4k).
So is this just a crappy chain of events? The only thing I could think of is old bios that need an apu to boot and update bios. Best buy didn't have an apu and I didn't want to dump more money into this.
Just very perplexed that an amd setup does not like amd gpu's...
I'm still planning to go all air as I'm tired of dealing with the aio's on these gpu's (there were damaged in shipping). Thanks for the help guys!