I just bought a new sound card, mainly in order to compensate for the sh*tty chip in the mobo. But that got me thinking, I have a DAC connected via fiber for mainly a couple reasons. First, the sound is awesome and I am sure to not regret the price ($150), and second was to be able to access the EMI issue I have by connecting to my speakers via fiber. However, after purchasing a new sound card and having to throw away two RAM sticks, I have begun to wonder how this problem is affecting me. I am interested in a new system at some point, but I want to wait until X99 is available so there will be a dramatic change in performance. In the meantime, I wonder. Is this EMI coming from the motherboard? If unsure, how can I check? I checked all the standoffs, power supply, cooler and from what I can see there should not be any issue beyond the motherboard. Then later on two RAM sticks died on me. I have been wondering about this for some time. I am not afraid to shed 400 to bring a replacement motherboard for the rest of the setup, however I want to be sure that this will solve the problem. Is there any valid way to verify the EMI issue on the motherboard as the source?