I doubt this is the problem since from the last working state to the current broken state the only
change has been the replacement of a (non-essensial) heatsink. No software or device settings have been changed what so ever. That is of course unless unplugging all the cards and motherboard has somehow reset a setting on something or other or there's some kind of post re-assembly setup I have to perform which Im not aware of. I will however try this anyway (thats if I can convince the **** thing to boot up in vga mode again anyway .... cant get it to go into the boot menu where this is an option anymore for some reason).
Had another good play around with it last night but Im making no progress and starting to get very fustrated with it
. Come Saturday, unless I find another solution, Im just going to splurge on a new motherboard I think and hope for the best. I have a gut feeling though that it will be wasted money and wont fix anything since the problem lies else where.