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Maximus V Gene boot issue! Need help please!!

Creedo
Level 7
I've run into a peculiar issue with booting my windows 7 drives recently. It seems I can only boot via the boot override feature in BIOS. If I let the system attempt a boot normally it will come to the windows logo screen, monitor loses connection as if it was unplugged from the vid card, and locks up. Only pressing and holding power button will allow a re-boot. Once in a while it will boot normally without having to force boot the drive from BIOS, but it is pretty rare. I do not know what has changed to cause the issue other then a recent windows update. I've tried system restore points, re-install BIOS with Flashback tool, re-install drivers for the mobo, vidcard.... I've run out of options other then a complete wipe which I'd like to avoid if possible.

The other issue is with my video card which incidentally came about the same time as the boot issue. It is a Geforce GTX 550ti. I have removed and re-applied thermal paste and it's temps are very good actually. 30c idle, 68c gaming. Recently during gaming the system just crashes, fans spin up 100%, screen goes black (no blue screen at all), keys completely unresponsive only holding power will allow reboot. My gut tells me either my card is dead or my power supply is dying or something is bad on the motherboard.

System specs:

Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i7 3770K @ 3.50GHz 29 °C (OC'ed to 4.6Ghz)
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (7-7-7-21)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. MAXIMUS V GENE (LGA1155) 29 °C
Graphics
VW246 (1920x1080@60Hz)
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (ASUStek Computer Inc)
1023MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti (EVGA) 28 °C
Storage
119GB OCZ-VERTEX4 (SSD)
223GB OCZ-ARC100 (SSD)
149GB Western Digital WDC WD1600AAJS-08PSA0 (SATA) 34 °C
149GB Seagate ST3160815AS ATA Device (SATA) 39 °C
232GB SAMSUNG SP2504C ATA Device (SATA) 34 °C
Optical Drives
API YNWXIJGXM SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
Corsair Gaming H2100 Headset

Speccy snapshot:

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/NitHx15KZ8vkQf4wKxEB4Ct

Thank you in advance for any assistance!
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