All, while I agree that the OP should investigate why his board died you're taking one thing totally for granted....
The OP may not wish to be without a working system for days, weeks, whatever. Neither would I. Time is so valuable to me too that I would likely do the same thing. I can go buy another board, right now and be up and running again in a few hours. That'd be worth the minimal costs to many.
BMWm3oz, if you indeed drive that car then you can likely afford to replace your board on the spot, yes? However, you NEED to be confident that it wasn't a PSU problem (or other component) that was the catalyst for the failure or you could have a nasty surprise awaiting you.
As to the Asus Rampage Formula? Yes, it is a very nice board, IME, and you'll enjoy it, if you're not enjoying it already.
Time. "Time is the flame in which we burn."