Hello Spawn39, thank you very much for joining the Intel community.
Thank for sharing all the troubleshooting you have performed in your system however you would please let me know which is the current BIOS version?
Can you test the system using minimum configuration out of the chassis (motherboard, processor, one memory stick, video card and power supply)?
It is important to mention that the memory you are using is out of specification since this processor supports memory speed up to 1600 GHZ.
We recommend customers to use the correct memory on their system in order to avoid any problem on the future. The use of memory out of specification could damage the processor.
Even though Intel makes unlocked and Extreme Series processors that are robust enough to handle customizations, Intel doesn't recommend over clocking any of their internal components (memory, video or CPU) and there is no warranty support for that practice.
At this point the only way to find out if you have a defective motherboard or processor will be by installing a different component on the board for example and see if it boots up.
If you are still having problems and you prefer replacing the motherboard, you can get in touch with our Warranty team Contact Support or submit a web ticket at the following URL Service Request Email
Thank you for the welcome note and the reply. Sorry I was unclear, but I did test it with minimum config with the same result. (Mb, 1 ram module, CPU, and graphics card)
I bought the RAM the same day as the motherboard and did not realize the motherboard only supports up to 1600.
However I must add I am not an overclocker, at all, and was running the RAM only up to 1600.
Now the good news: I borrowed a graphics card from a friend, swapped them out and pc working perfectly. Swapped them again and bleep bleep bleep.....
So in this case it was the graphics card that went bad.
Must say the error code and bleeps were not what I would have expected with a graphics card issue.