Just a quick update on the build. Turns out that Windows/Boot problem was caused by some BIOS settings. I reset and we booted fine. I got into Windows, finished updating some software and tidied things up. I flashed BIOS to the latest f5 version that is out. Turned on XMP for the RAM to be at near max speed (or the speed that the motherboard calls out). Everything is running swimmingly and very nice. Just a quick CPU-Z test I did.
Looking forward to getting the rest of the cosmetic pieces taken care of.