Haha, yes all four power connections were attached correctly.
and as for #2, i don't know what to do with that link
FI boards can be a pain to set up properly (usually it's memory related). Most people that give it bad reviews are those that have problems setting it up and/or are not that experienced. The board works and does what it's meant to do.
Yeh, thats what I realised. and a lot of the people that were complaing were complaing about the SLI-DR Expert, not the SLI-DR. I am sure I just got a bad board. I have checked the ram and both sticks work. I seriously DOUBT there is anything wrong with my CPU and there seems to be nothing wrong with my gfx card according to my friend, so at this point, all fingers are pointing at the motherboard currently in my room
I am going to RMA it on tuesday and order another one the same day so I can try to build the computer again over next weekend. This time I'll follow DFI's build guide even though its almost exactly what I did except for the fact I had mine in the case and they want you to have the mobo out of the case.
Wish me luck