I hadn't built myself a new system in quite a while, so I did with what I think are top drawer components. I used the ASUS Maximimus V Gene MB, the Intel I-5 3570 CPU, 4X8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 Ram, a Seagate 1TB-SATA 6.0Gb HD, a eVGA GTX 550 Ti graphics card, a Thermaltake 750 Watt PS, loaded Windows 7 X64 SP1, pretty much what is in my signature.
It blue screened trying to do the Windows Update, it won't do the Windows assesment in "System" (which I really don't care, but it indicates to me at least there is a problem) I took it all apart cleaned the CPU and applied Artic Silver this time............... pretty much the same thing. I have tried running it with half the Ram, and 1 stick of Ram, tried a whole different video card (ASUS EAH3650) same thing.
ASUS Maximus V Gene MB
Windows 8 X64; Windows 7 X64; Windows 7 X86
16GB Corsair Vengeance Ram
eVGA GeForce GTX 550 TI
Corsair GS700 PS
1TB Seagate SATA 6.0Gb HD