After 3 days, I found out this board not compatible with booting NVMe. At least I tried everything and scoured the internet but nothing works.
So it's get a Samsung AHCI M.2 SSD ($99) or get the GA-990FX Gaming MB $139
I'm out about the same either way, I can sell my motherboard though, so think I will order the gaming board.
Hope this might help others.