I know I updated the BIOS to 901. It's ashame the board is such a POS. I was so pleased with it when I got it lol. As far as diagnosing it I've got this other thread which I ran down my diagnosis and got some sweet pics of why I think it's fried at http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/265900-28-boot-suddenly
I also realized today that there WAS an electrical storm last night and my comp is connected to a junky surge protector and the outlet it was plugged into is UNgrounded. So I'm thinkin' if I'm lucky it's only my CPU. I'm hoping my friend will let me play musical components with his comp so I can cement my conclusion.