Once again, with no other benchmarks to directly compare it to, we can only speak to our experience with the mid-range system. It feels like a capable machine and it has certainly proven it's viability as a capable gaming machine, despite the fact that it uses only a single graphics card.
The Q6700 also promises some wicked overclocking, and, even though we didn't have space in our budget to include high-end water-cooling, we have high hopes.
Next, Thomas Soderstrom will be posting the results he achieved with his uber high-end system, and after that we will put these machines directly head to head to measure relative performance and value. It should be an interesting rest of the week!
Here's a list of the System Builder Marathon (SBM) articles in this five day series.