Okay, I am having random annoying issues.
Asus X99 Deluxe
Corsair 1000w AX1000i
16gb Corsair lpx ddr4 (2666)
(old) evga gtx690
(new) sli asus strix gtx980
Prior to graphics card upgrade, the computer was working fine. No issues at all (other than a ram one that an rma fixed)
After the upgrade, my new asus gtx980's, single AND in sli (switch turned on 2-way and single sli), my board kept throwing error code B2. I reinstalled my old gtx690, and it didnt throw a code. Okay, so graphics card? No, I tried the cards in another z77 build I have, and they booted with no issue. So I read, and apparently since I was on the first bios revision, there is issues with posting with the current nvidia lineup.
So i went and downloaded the newest bios (1502) from Asus, and did the bios flash update.
Immediately after the update, turned off, said something along the line of "update successful" and was all set...for a moment. I turned off the pc, reinstalled the gtx980 (one for now at least) and it hangs at code 99 (then code 70) with no display. I let it go for 20 minutes. Nothing (it did turn the monitor on, but only to a black screen).
I shut it down the pc again, clear cmos, and try again. Same thing. I reinstall my gtx690 and it posts to code 99 again WITH display saying "Bios updating) and goes back to code 70. The reason why this is really weird: I took the USB out after the initial bios update. Currently, the motherboard is in a boot loop to " updating bios", and BOTH Asus Strix GTX980's will not post on the board.
Thoughts? For Raja and ANYONE that can help. I tried (obviously) resitting the cards, ram and cpu. I currently am at work and took out the CMOS battery in hopes that maybe it will do something.
Thank you, Josh.
Side note: I only tried the gtx980 in the z77 board PRIOR to this one. I should try it again, as maybe they somehow went bad within a few days back in their box/wrappers?