Thanks Phusius for pointin this out to me. Probably wouldn't have gotten windows 8 if not for this deal.
Installation went smoothly enough, burned the ISO to a DVD and booted from the disk for a clean install, wiping my SSD. I did see a few people had some issues with this method so if I run into them I will either try the registry fix or just to an install over.
I did run into some issues with crashing while I was installing drivers getting a particular error I can't recall the name of =/. This may have been caused by my having my HDD for storage with all previous stuff on it, I think my drivers are there rather than on the SSD.
Otherwise everything has been working fine. The new windows is certainly fast and slick though I'm certainly not sold on the Start menu removal and what not I'll either get used to it or get one of the tools that restores it to win 7 style.