No lad you are not mad. I too have exactly the same issue. I just missed a new one on eBay 6 weeks or so, of course just before mine started it's death throes. I have been looking ever since and I can only hope that one (or two) turns up. Like you, I found the stock speed of the 990X was perfect for me. I only purchased the 990X 5 weeks ago and without overclocking it, it may have killed my board. The Back to BIOS light comes on at boot up and that is it. No video for a Post or nothing. Death was not instant but tonight it appears to be it.
Good luck down under.
These are the compatible motherboards for this processor:
If you may want to look for a 3rd party board, you can search for x58 chipset motherboards. These should be compatible with the processor.