As the others have said, this AAR set a new standard. Your narrative, dramatic and humorous by turns, really made it a treat to read.
Asus P8P67 Pro Rev. 3.0
i5 2500k (OC to 4.3 GHz) now with Noctua NH-D14 (can OC to 4.8, but there seems to be little perf improvement)
8 GB DDR3 1600
Win7 home 64 bit
450 GB VelociRaptor