Bollocks and double bollocks, with a couple of eff its and a damn and bugger it as well.
After getting everything set up and ready to go, it seems I have an error somewhere because the machine will not boot to Windows. I thought it may have been due to a overclock preset I used in the BIOS, but no. I reset the BIOS and got the BIOS page up to reset the drive/boot preferences, but then the BIOS hung on the same error as before, so it wasn't due to the overclocking.
I'm still awaiting a response from ASUS support as to what the problem may be, but I'm figuring on stripping the beast down and starting again pretty near from scratch. One of the notices during the last BIOS post was that there was a CPU fan error, so I'm going to have to strip back pretty much everything to access the CPU and fan to check if there is an issue.
According to the last BIOS post, the CPU is being seen correctly and is operating at the correct speed, so I'm hoping if the problem is there that it's just a fan issue that can be easily fixed. From there hopefully the machine will reboot and I can add each component one at a time to see if an issue arises. Besides, not that I needed this setback, but now I have the accessories I was waiting on, the strip down will give me the opportunity to fix a few cabling issues I wasn't 100% happy with first time 'round.
Anyway, just to ease my annoyance, anger and frustration a little more.... Bollocks, eff it, damn and bugger it twice more. I waited months to get all the parts and accessories, get the beast all together and ready to run, then this shit happens. Like what computer god did I piss off and offend? And why am I being punished when others use their computers to do bad, bad things?
Oh well, while I'm fixing it I won't be on the streets chasing wild women.