Benchmark Results: SiSoftware Sandra 2011
Sandra’s CPU tests almost perfectly reflect the small difference in clock speeds between systems. The previous build achieves a slightly better overclock, but at higher voltage levels.
We were a little surprised to see the previous machine’s better memory timings provide such a small difference in Sandra's Memory Bandwidth benchmark.
A pair of Radeon HD 6950s beats a pair of GeForce GTX 570s at our 2560x1600 target resolution, and the HD 6970 is even faster.
Are you guys satisfied with your decision to go with a higher-end case? Have you noticed any tangible benefits? For example, lower system temps, better build quality, better cable management, more interior room to work, additional features, etc...?
You give vivid details describing children and teenagers, but might I add something for the adults? Something like: "That a wrinkly, weaker and deteriorating adult might actually purchase". Something along those lines - we must make those adults look like old fuddy-duddies, whom are at the brink of a midlife crisis any moment now!