Video wont post

Ive decided to upgrade my system after 3 years. Ordered:

Asus Rampage IV Extreme
Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz
CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000)
Cooler Master Haf x case
EVGA SuperClocked+ 02G-P4-2684-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSA00-80GAD3-US 1000W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Assembled all of that with my Samsung 830 SSD, and got an debug code of AF on motherboard, with no display on screen. tried putting in my previous graphics card GTX 580, and no go. Took out all the ram and code changed to 65 but still no vid. put in one stick of ram and back to AF code. ive done the flash bios upgrade. are there compatibility issues here or bad motherboard?
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  1. What's the board's BIOS version (a barcode sticker on the motherboard - the last 4 digits stand for the board's BIOS version)?
  2. make sure the 8 pin atx power plug is connected.
  3. There is no 8 pin on my psu, so i used 2 4 pins. As for version, its 2003. Which shouldve upgraded to latest version when i did the bios usb flash.
  4. So you've flashed the BIOS? Try reflashing it
    See also
    "Reattempted resetting the CMOS memory, reformatted the USB to FAT32, replaced the bios file and renamed it "R4E" as instructed, unplugged everything and went step by step, finally worked "
  5. Did all that, several times over. Looks like the dram light is on, and ive tried putting in just 1 stick of ram, and same thing. Could it be something with the voltage? Should be compatible ram, and if theres no ram in will bios still show on screen? Ive been fortunate enough to not have these issues with the last half dozen systems ive built.
  6. The system would not POST without RAMs installed.
    Try taking the board outside the case, reinstall the CPU (check the socket for bent pins), insert single RAM stick, GPU and test again.
  7. Did all that, nothing, same AF error code.
  8. Then maybe RMA-ing the board would solve the issue.
  9. tried booting with the gpu out and one stick of ram?? with the onboard video?? check that the cpu cooler not crushing the cpu and check that the i/o shield not shorting out the mb or the heat sink or the mb shorting to the case.
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