High end IT Pro workstation build- Opinions? (i7-4770k OC, 32GB DDR3, 240GB 840 Pro SSD, 2GB GDDR5 GPU, etc)

Hey all, I recently got my new "super-build" system all tuned up and finished and I was wanting some expert thoughts on it! I would really appreciate any feedback that y'all can provide :). This ended up coming in at just under $1600 and as you can imagine it blows through everything I do. I own an IT service & consulting business and this baby easily runs 4-5 VMs w/ VMware Workstation (or Hyper-V for that matter) without breaking a sweat.

I've always used NovaBench to do general performance tests, does anyone else have a better idea? Thanks!


Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro x64

CPU- Intel Intel Core i7-4770K 3.50GHz running at 3518 MHz

Memory- 32.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 670MHz (9-9-9-24)

Motherboard
- MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) (SOCKET 0) 29 °C

Graphics- 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 (EVGA) 29 °C

Storage- 238GB Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series (SSD) (SATA III) 29 °C
1863GB Seagate ST2000DM001 HDD (SATA III) 29 °C
1863GB Western Digital Red (NAS) HDD WD20EFRX (SATA III) 27 °C

Optical Drives
- Asus Internal Blu-Ray Read/Write

Verified NovaBench Score: 1520 (Test run on June 2, 2014 at 09:04p)

31685 MB System RAM (Score: 279)
- RAM Speed: 12369 MB/s

CPU Tests (Score: 857)
- Floating Point Operations/Second: 206460712
- Integer Operations/Second: 1027461528
- MD5 Hashes Generated/Second: 1431968

Graphics Tests (Score: 345)
- 3D Frames Per Second: 978

Hardware Tests (Score: 39)
- Primary Partition Capacity: 238 GB
- Drive Write Speed: 215 MB/s
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  1. B+

    I rated the CPU at about an A, not A+ because there are a few processor better than it (i7-4960X 6 core).

    I rated the GPU at a C, because there are quite a lot of GPUs better.

    I rated the RAM at A, not A+ because you can get a lot more RAM.

    So the average is about B+ or A-.

    (I only rated the important performance components)
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