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So my new board came in. Set it up piece by piece, no carpet, highly unlikely any static would've attributed to my problem but upon powering up I got another small spark and no boot up. However I can boot it up now occasionally, far enough to get to BIOS but it tends to freeze up about 30-40 seconds in and then I'm forced to shut down. Afterwards if I attempt to boot up its a no go. So, I'm assuming the problem may be the card (this first happened when I installed a new gtx 570). I just don't know why this would happen.