The Asus board had a 3 year warranty and as so I returned the bugger to DABS and received a full refund for it. Considering I purchased this around 2.5 years ago this has put a smile on my face!

Now I just need to purchase a replacement. I have got my eye on: ASRock Z77 Pro4-M Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Micro ATX Motherboard [Z77 Pro4-M]