What is the best way to fully test what my new build will do?
Case: Antec 1200
BD Burner: LG
Motherboard: ASROCK X58 extreme 1366
Windows home prem 7
GPU: HIS Radeon HD 5770
CPU: intel I7 920 2.66G
PSU: Rosewill RBR1000m 100W
RAM: Gskill F316000cl9d ddr3 2000 (2x2G)
HD (my weekest link): 640G WD 7K 16M WD6400AAKS
I did test it with a program when i first got it running and i will post those results when i get back home but what I'm mainly asking for a program or a game that will really put this to the test. My friend has GTA4 that he will let me borrow and then I'm going to put everything to the top and see how it runs. My main goal is hd video editing and if possible a dvr for my satellite.
Prime95 is good for stressing the CPU, motherboard, and RAM. You can pick from three different torture tests that each stress the system in a different way. I would run each torture test overnight after an overnight run of Memtest86+. Furmark is supposed to be good at stressing the GPU. I've never used it, though.
These are more for stability testing than judging performance. Use the above benchmarks to see if the performance seems to be where it's supposed to be.