Glazed through the thread a bit, and some users are experiencing black screens when overclocking?
I've also had similar issues, prior to waterblocks and a custom bios I could easily hit 1184+ Mhz on both my titans, though now I have to stay at 1100 to ensure stability in games. There would be no blue screen, monitors just go black, and one of them (since I'm in surround) comes back on, but the image is frozen and colors look as if the driver crashed, or artifacting super hard. Either way the PC is non-responsive after that and a restart has been my only remedy.
I'm unsure if it has to do with programs similar to EVGA Precision. I may give Nvidia Inspector a go, to hopefully fix it. Idk how many games of BF3 I've done well in only to have a hard lock like I've explained. Its baffling because I want to pin the issue either on the drivers, Precision, or my card from EVGA with a nice 67% ASIC rating and max boost of only ~1000 MHz. My other from Amazon has around 10%+ higher ASIC, and a boost of around 1084 MHz.
And to hatlesschimp, I'm partial to the RE-IV board myself. First time using Asus and it's been a grand overclocking venture, though I wish my 3930k was a bit better on the overclocking
. AsRock won't let you down either I'm sure, I owned the z77 OC Formula and that board was a beast for my 2700k, 3570k, and 3770k when I had em.