System Builder Marathon, March 2011: $1000 Enthusiast PC

Benchmark Results: Desktop Graphics And Productivity

I can recall when the 3ds Max test took a minute to complete on modern processors only a year or two ago. Today's 19 second result definitely puts things into perspective for the overclocked Core i5-2500K.

In any case, both Photoshop and 3ds Max display a similar performance spread here, with the overclocked Core i5-750 performing close to the stock Core i5-2500K.

The die is cast: WinRAR and 7-Zip hold no surprises compared to the rest of the tests we have already run.

  • americanherosandwich
    That is one funky looking case. Great $1k system!
  • toxxel
    That case is a behemoth.
  • dirtmountain
    After seeing that case i was afraid for Princess Leia.
  • cangelini
    dirtmountainAfter seeing that case i was afraid for Princess Leia.
  • Darkerson
    Crazy looking case, but nice system overall!
  • _Pez_
    for 1k usd seems to be a cheap system.. hmm nice review, is good to see that new processors are really efficient even when overclocked bad about the 22cm cooler of the side panel of that funny case. My Armor+ has exactly the same issue with a V6gt cooler and I decided to go back to my hyper212+ :D.
  • ava__
    you forgot to add the cost of your beloved Windows
  • Crashman
  • Mark Heath
    9511317 said:
    Good to see the Tom's team is on the same page XD
  • AkIRA_22
    that has to be the ugliest case I've ever seen in my life. At the end of the day the case is 100% taste, to 'recommend' a case is futile.