Maximus IV "EC Flash Corrupted" for 2nd time


Feb 18, 2012
Any help with this would be appreciated!

Working on a new build with an Asus Maximus IV, 2500k, and HD 7970.

I had all components installed, powered on and got an audible beep and saw the Asus boot screen. Few seconds later it jumped to the American Mega Trends screen saying the EC Flash may be corrupted? RMA'd it to Asus and got it back today and I'm still getting the same problem. It detects my SSD, optical drive, and memory. I've tried booting from a USB stick, etc. Could something small be wired wrong? I've looked into this quite a bit and can't find anything solid. I'm just so tired of dealing with this. Any insight?