After countles moments of pure dread and horror, the rig is running I'm so freaking happy right now. It seems I dodged a bullet the size of Russia. The only thing that actually broke, was one 1 gig stick of ram, and that has warranty, so I hope I can get a replacement. I also have coming a q9550 and a G.Skill Falcon 64gig ssd, so life is smiling after all. Load temps on the cpu (@stock) is 33c OCCT linpack. Haven't had time to try the gpu yet. It seems that my stupidity didn't end up costing me too much.