Summary: Two of my RAM slots were defective and were causing an array of BSOD and maddening POST failures. Luckily I am smart enough to have made repair disks and back up system images daily; That's why I have 6TB mechanical backup. I am not new to motherboard failure, I am not new to computers, and I am not new to losing data!
Pros: A pretty rock solid board. No gonna lie. I love the darn thing. It runs snappy with my setup:
Cons: I got a defective board. =( I have been dealing with manufacturer RMA because I had an issue I didn't even realize was present until I ran MEMTEST86 v5.0.