So for those of you following, I built a new rig about 2 or 3 weeks ago. Put it all together, ran some stress tests everything came out fine, but I've been a little unimpressed with the performance of my system. i7 930, ATI HD5870, 6 gigs Corsair Gaming hi performance ram And when I play BFBC2 on high settings, I can sometimes feel a little bit of slow down, nothing major, but my FPS definitely dips into the high 20's sometimes in really hectic situations, lots of smoke lots of explosions. If my rig is already being pushed the minute it is built, how's it going to stand up to games down the road? So here's what I am looking at, I ran 3DMark Vantage and this is my score: http://service.futuremark.com/home.action?resultId=2178898&resultType=19 Now when I cross check that against other Intel i7 with 5870's here is what I see: http://service.futuremark.com/searc...=1&scoretype=1&scoreFrom=&scoreTo=&validity=0 So I am running roughly a score of 17,500 and the scores I am seeing out there range from 13,000 to 50,000 with an average I would say in the mid 20,000's. WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY SYSTEM???! Do I part it out and RMA the pieces? I wouldn't even know where the problem is... There is something wrong with my system I would say from that comparison. Please help guys!