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Weird boot/BIOS problems on new 3930k build

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Ok, so I'm having a bit of a conundrum here. My new build (Rampage IV Extreme, i7 3930k, 32gb GSkill Sniper 1600 9-9-9-24 RAM (4 DIMMS, Quad Channel), 2 EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2gb, Seasonic 1000w plantinum) has just been built. Everything worked perfectly fine in an out of the box test build (before I installed waterblocks and put in the case). Everything seemed dandy (static precautions were taken of course). No that everything is in the case, several things happen upon booting up. I have not installed windows as of yet because of the strange errors that seem to be happening.

1) It boots up just fine (if a bit slowly, staying on debug LED code 5A for a little bit before POSTing and giving a single beep and allowing admittance to the BIOS, but I've read that the issue may be fixed by updating the BIOS).
2)Boots normally, POSTs, then freezes sometime after while I'm messing around in the BIOS. When this happens debug code 00 appears. No component LED indicators light up (The RIVE nicely has several LEDs that light up when the CPU, DRAM, VGA, etc does not POST)
3) It freezes during POST, getting stuck on a random debug LED (there is no pattern to the number, it freezes randomly). There is no beeping from the internal speaker which might lead to a clue of a hardware error
4)It does not begin POSTing, it sits on debug code 00, with the CPU indicator led on, leading to the conclusion that there is something wrong with the CPU.

What is bugging me (and confusing the hell out of me) is that most of the time it boots up just fine. I did remove the CPU (not a fun things to do after getting the waterblocks installed) and inspect the socket (all 2011 pins :/ ) and couldn't find any broken or bent pins. I reseated the CPU, reattached the block, and booted up. Everything worked fine. Until the next time I booted up (about an hour later) and it did scenario 4 above. I rebooted, and it POSTed and let me into BIOS. I have not updated the BIOS as of yet (I'm hoping that will fix the issues) but I'm worried I have a bad CPU or motherboard, or that somehow one or the other was damaged during installation after I did the test boot out of box. The only thing is the inconsistency of the problem, usually a bad CPU would just refuse to POST and certainly wouldn't let me into BIOS and twiddle around with the XMP settings or anything else.

Any help or advice would be much appreciated- thanks!
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could the waterblock be on to tight?
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