Thanks for your advice. I think you're correct. better to replace the mobo. I'm going to RMA to Gigabyte.
One last question, based on specs., will this motherboard work as a replacement ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77. I think I did my homework, but as a noob not sure if I overlook something. I know it may be a little overkill, but these BSODs are really annoying.
Thanks again for your support... coming from someone who works in support, it's appreciated!