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Here's the set up guys. I am upgrading to SB-E this weekend and parting out my SB sig-rig but I thought I'd have a little fun with the old girl before she goes. I decided to do an in-depth bench comparison in real time between the two rigs when finished just to show the performance gains I get, then post videos of the throwdown on my YouTube channel (MegatechPC). Here are the contenders:

Sandy Bridge:

Intel Core i7 2600K (maxed out at 4.8GHz/1.42V Prime stable)
Asus P67 Sabertooth B3 (1801 BIOS)
G.Skill Ripjaws 2 x 4GB 1600MHz DDR3
MSI GTX 580 Lightning
Corsair H60
WD VelociRaptor 10k 150GB HDD
Corsair HX750
Cooler Master CM690II Advanced

Sandy Bridge-E

Intel Core i7 3960X (hopefully 4.8GHz when completed)
Asus Rampage IV Extreme (latest BIOS)
Patriot Division 4 Viper Xtreme 4 x 4GB 1866MHz DDR3
MSI GTX 580 Lightning
Corsair H80
2 x Intel 320 160GB SSD's in RAID 0
Hitachi Deskstar HDD
Corsair AX1200
Corsair 600T SE

So far I am planning on running 3DMark 11 and Vantage, Heaven 2.5, Crysis 2 bench, Metro 2033 bench, Cinebench R10 and R11.5, doing a boot up comparison, and AIDA64. Both systems will have fresh Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit installs for the test.

The problem is I need some suggestions for more benching software to use so please let me know what you think would be cool to compare with (free versions only if possible). I think this will be a fun little dogfight between the mainstream and enthusiast platforms and am anxious to see the results myself.

Here is the "teaser" video of my impending build. Enjoy:

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I have no suggestions for benchmarks but it would be cool if you could just highlight the % differences between them. I really like when tests like these do that. Also an overall % would be awesome.
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Congrats! But why the upgrade?
 
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Originally Posted by deafboy View Post

Congrats! But why the upgrade?

Because I can! biggrin.gif
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Good enough of a reason! biggrin.gif
 
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I've always looked at your 2600k with a pair of Lightnings and just said to myself, "yep. He's pretty much maxxing every single game out there...." thumb.gif

Looks like a fun project. looking foward to hearing about it.
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heaven benchmark..3dm11...3dm vantage.....hyperpi..IBT..wprime..maxxmem....furmark
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

Because I can! biggrin.gif

When it all comes down to it - that is the best reason ever!
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I like games with bench tools included (batman ac, just cause 2, crysis + bench tool)

Or games where you save anytime, anywhere. Those allow you to pick some rather demanding scenarios and compare directly using the savegame. (skyrim, serious sam 3, amalur etc)
Edited by alexmaia_br - 2/14/12 at 7:15pm
    
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I'm for this.

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