Now once I had connected everything up, I pushed the power button awaiting patiently for the windows install screen.......however to my bemused surprise it didn't post
I tried a few time, checking if i had maybe grounded the mobo somehow, but as far as i could see everything was good
and then i remembered reading on here somewhere that the 1st set of x79 motherboards, were shipped with a bios that didn't support the 3820's, basically any bios lower than v1.5 wouldn't post.
I found a fix after trawling the internet on my trusty xperia phone, the fix was to remove all but one of the ram sticks and use any HDD with windows already installed. I still hadn't erased my SSD which i used as my OS drive in my AMD build, so i hooked that up and pressed the power button, sitting there fingers crossed eyes closed i heard the familiar beep of the post. Looking up at my screen through blurry eyes, i see that windows logo swirling in the center of my screen
hastily sitting up i flash up my browser looking for the latest bios, finding it quickly on the MSi website i get that sucker downloaded and installed through their auto update software.
Shutting down my Pc, re-installing my ram and unplugging the SSD i re-boot the system and BOOM!! it's post's straight away.............problem solved
everything else was pretty much straight forward.
hope you enjoyed my tale of woe