thanks to the extremely supportive replies from tomshardware, inorder to troubleshoot my previous equipment, i was finally able to point out the problem to be the processor. so i changed it to the core i5 2500k 3.3ghz.
i thought a few pics wouldn't hurt so i decided to share them. sorry for the bad quality (using my 5800's cam). will upload the benchmarks at the weekend.http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=1126655008&aid=2068444