New Pc Build, But Nothing Shows Up On Monitor Screen

Pc powers on, the cpu fan is working, the videocard's fan is working (good signs?), And the cd drives open and close, but nothing shows up on screen. Is anything broken? How can i find out?

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Ram - crucial 1gb ddr pc3200 400mhz 184-pin

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Atx case


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