To make a long story short, it was a freak accident with LN2 . if you want the full story, I have a thread started in the General Hardware sub form about it. So far I don't have a single complaint with this rig. It does the exact same thing that my Intel rig did. It plays my games the way I want it too. I've had it for a while now and mainly used it for backup purposes. But now it has a full time job.