It appears that my ONLY problem is ERRORS! Windows is booting fine, there are no artifacts when I play games. Games are booting fine and running fine. Performance is INCREDIBLE! (very happy with it; better than expected! and crossfire is awesome!) There are just a few errors and application crashes, here and there. Catalyst Control Center won't open (keeps crashing when I try). It's some kind of "APPCRASH". However, CCC icon remains in my system tray. I had some steam errors, but I just uninstalled, and reinstalled - back to normal now. CPU is perfect; been running Prime 95. Motherboard must be FINE as well if that's the case. I guess all I need to do is run some RAM tests (and I am confident it will pass). It's obvious that this is an HDD issue - my gut tells me I will need a new HDD. Although, I have been running many applications thus far, and there has been no freezes, BSOD, or anything. Seems if I just stick what to what I got and not touch anything or modify anything, all will be well! I guess only time will tell. I'll let it be for now.