Ok so here is my current build..
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
EVGA 01G-P3-1281-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA
SAMSUNG TOC T240 Rose Black 24'' 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W
COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black/ Silver Steel
Running vista 64
The MOBO that I received was a dud and I am ready to replace it with something of equal or greater value.
(no I did not return it when I got it because the essentials worked. the ethernet does not work on it though.)
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
When I built my rig and ran a test to look at my graphics it came back horrible! I was told by a few people on here to update firmware and all that good stuff so I did. After doing this it had a much better score but the graphics card starts running hot really really fast. At times during the test and when I "try" to run cyrsis with certain settings the card(I think) starts making a whining noise. I was told that with this rig, I should be able to run crysis at max settings with relative ease. Well I can but it makes the noise and after about 30-45 mins the computer freezes(the temps also get really hot, imo).
I am wanting to get either a new case with better airflow or a better heatsink or both.
I do not want my rig frying due to heat. The room I keep it in usually stays warm(not hot) due to poor AC.