I finally built my new system and decided to install the latest NVIDIA 197.13 drivers
from NVIDIA. Having not played StarCraft II
yet, I thought it would be a good game to test out the system with. Lo and behold, the game would crash all the time right after boot.
Turns out, after reading this thread
, that the new NVIDIA drivers are causing issues with the beta. I've sent off the error to NVIDIA so hopefully they can get a response back to me quickly and get this resolved so I can continue with my Zerg rushing.