Some of these tests finish a little faster; some finish a little slower than the previous thousand-dollar build. What we know, though, is that it's again difficult to see the benefit of an SSD in action here. In reality, we all know the SSD makes a bigger difference than the benchmarks indicate, though.
Nevertheless, comparable performance at the same price, with an SSD installed is pretty impressive this time around!
- System Builder Marathon: $1000 Enthusiast System
- CPU, Motherboard, And Cooler
- Video Cards, Power Supply, And Case
- Memory, Hard Drives, And Optical Drive
- Assembly And Overclocking
- Test System And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Benchmark Results: Media Encoding Applications
- Benchmark Results: 2D And 3D Graphics Apps
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Crysis And Just Cause 2
- Benchmark Results: Metro 2033 And F1 2010
- Power And Temperature Benchmarks
- More Powerful Storage At The Same Budget