Results: File Compression
Four out of our six file compression benchmarks, consisting of 7-Zip, WinRAR, and WinZip, prefer Sandy Bridge-E's additional CPU cores, nudging the System Builder Marathon and Lenovo boxes into a lead. Both Haswell-based boxes gain ground in two of our WinZip tests.
Also, many of those seem somewhat unbalanced, especially for a gaming system.
EDIT: Toss an R9 290X or 780 in the M8 and drop to a 4670K, and you'd have a real value winner.
A 290-X in a mini-ITX case?!? He wants a P.C., not a space heater!
Overall though, it's good to see these guys putting together a nice compact, high performing PC.