Well the board is brand new so it's RMA time I think. I have 4gb of memory so I can try windows, but if it's video issue of the motherboard, it needs repaired.
Also, yes, I've tried external video, but none of the ones I have seen supported by the board, even with extra power connectors. None allow the system to post. So maybe I'll boot up windows and try that, but at the end of the day, Linux video should work since it's a server motherboard and ASRock will fix that.
I appreciate all the help. Super frustrating that a new board doesn't have a working video.