Thanks for the reply Doc,
They have some new options in the BIOS on this board. Instead of the Quiet Boot they have a Hyper Boot, which takes some of the things you normally see and hides em away, like the config for the onboard RAID and such. I ended up trying another graphic and after shutting down and starting up the new logo flashes for a second on every boot.
Wimped out on the F9 option as I had already created a RAID array and installed the OS and thought it might reset the drive config and forget the settings.
I will compromise on this for the time being as this build is a prototype for a mini-ITX system.
All in all works good.