Hey Mactronix - Thanks for the reply and answer.
When you say a more enthusiast board, which ones do you have in mind and how do you know if it is more enthusiast than others?
Also, should the ram have been 1800Mhz instead? In the future when looking to upgrade/rebuild, what is the best way to investigate these technical details to ensure each component is fully optimised with the others?
Sorry for the stupid questions and I appreciate any help you can give me..
Performance wise its probably the motherboard that is the weakest. A more enthusiast based board would probably allow for a higher over clock of the GPU and faster Ram would be appreciated by the Ivy bridge CPU.
Its nit picking really as you have a pretty good set up.
I would have gone with a better motherboard though.