First build ever, BSOD, lots of problems, help!!!

I have been wrestling with this build since it came in the mail! The first test build resulted in old bios that had to be flashed 4 times to get it to post...

I installed: i7 4930k, Asus P9X79-E WS mobo, g-skill ripjaws z f3-2133c11q 32gzl 4 channel 32gb 2133mhz ram, noctua nh-d14 CPU heatsink cooler, corsair ax 860 psu, pny xlr8 240 gb ssd boot drive, 2 stock 3 tb seagate hard drives in raid 1, a Gtx 4gb 770 wind force edition, and a FirePro 4gb w7000.

Soft: windows 8, cad, Revit, 3ds max, rhino, adobe suite

I want to use this for architecture classes. I based a lot if my choices off a video by Linus Sebastian where he builds the "ultimate" video editing workstation. Unfortunately, I havnt had as much luck.

Once I finally got the thing to POST, it popped up a CPU fan error that I've never gotten rid of. I had bigger problems to solve it seems.

After getting windows installed (which had liscence drama) it installed all programs and drivers and started loading files onto it and I was using Firefox (dual monitor, set up originally w/ one to FirePro and one to 770) and suddenly I got a BSOD reading: UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_TRAP.

I then did a "system refresh" and plugged both monitors into the FirePro and made sure drivers were up to date. I got most of my apps reinstalled when suddenly I got another BSOD.

This is when I found out about memtest86. I ran the system at default for 24 hours and made 2 passes with no errors. When I tried to boot back into windows I got 2 immediate bsods and then it wouldn't load windows 8. I did ANOTHER system refresh and pulled the 770 altogether including the driver, and decided to run prime95 which I'd just read about. 4 hours in, guess what? BSOD!

Now I am totally confused what the problem could be.

At this point I am still in my 30 day return policy, barely, and am considering returning everything except the psu and case and starting all over. Or maybe I should return the psu as well just to be safe (which sucks cause I really like it!)

Please help, this is my first build ever and I need it to be successful in order to graduate! Please I need good advice!
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  1. did you try to run your computer without video card ?
  2. Yeah, I tried it without the NVidia Gtx 770. I pulled the 770 and uninstalled the drivers, thinking maybe it was graphics driver conflict. I havnt tried pulling the FirePro card yet. That's actually not a bad idea. I will try that.

    I'm starting to think its a mobo/CPU thing a little. Last night I tried to run prime95 again and my CPU cores were all maxed except one that was fluctuating weirdly. Also my core temp went up a degree an hour consistently. Maybe this "CPU fan error" at post is an indicator of a greater cooling issue...

    Gonna try swapping the FirePro for the 770 now.
  3. Best answer
    you should disconnect everything...

    just let the
    and only one RAM and try to boot ....
    if everything is fine...
    add another ram
    if everything is fine
    add another ram...
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