Installed one and two sticks. MB beeps when no ram was installed. Didn't check boards list. MB has main and 8pin power hooked. I tried 4 different gfx cards (3 PCI and 1 PCIe) and moved them around the slots so I am positive it's not the gfx card. PSU (650W) is brand new and premium quality and works fine. Don't know which BIOS but MB is supposed to be compatible with the CPU. This fact is mentioned on NewEgg's site.
CPU water cooler is very hot. Something is not right about the CPU and i am not sure if the MB is causing the CPU to run very hot. Can it?
No drives are connected. Just the gfx card.
I didn't reset the CMOS.
Board is V1. Now sure why this matters.