This is purely an emulation machine (so I don't mind pushing it to it's death if necessary) and I'm hoping to stabilize it at an even higher bclk, it's prime95 stable at 106.99 but haven't got it past that. With a trimmed down version of windows 7 I think it will be a bit better. I'll update this weekend with all the changes I make. My board is a Z77-D3H which has an msata slot on it.. I wonder if that would be more stable/less taxing for sata/pcie lanes than a HDD?