Prosser - see, that is where you and I differ. To me, its not cool for it to take 30 minutes to get something working with a motherboard. Are you talking about just getting the machine to boot up, or getting a stable overclock? Because I can justify spending time on ram to get a good overclock, but to just get it to post, no. Not for me.
I'm getting a refund on the board for $110. I'm going to go over to Fry's to see what they have. They might have the SLI-DR, and they might have the A8N32-SLi Deluxe. I might get either. Not sure yet. If I really feel like dicking around with DFI, then I might get the SLI-DR. If I feel pissed off enough, I'll get the Asus.
Oh, and Namrac. If I do end up getting the Asus, I'll send you my VC-RE. I'm sure you know about it.