Originally Posted by Scarlet-Tech
I have been playing lazy lately, and not benching like I want to. I also ran all of my Dual GPU benches a few weeks back and now the temps are lower and I have a brand new 5960x in the Rampage that overclocks WAY better than the original. The original was at 4.5ghz with 1.395v with a cache of 4.0 and wouldn't go further, and this one is currently in testing at email@example.com and cache at 4.4. Now I need to start benching it.
Given my love for Catzilla as a bench... I know eventually I'll have to upgrade to an X99 setup, as even a 5820K would give a nice bump in the score. Then again, so would finally getting a solid state hard drive, raid 0 array, better memory that I can actually tweak, or even making use of a ramdisk, but we are talking about benching on a gaming rig here so I'm more than happy with how it has been turning out for scores ^_^
Cards idling at 8C... I suspect where you're benching rig now is probably at least -5C then, of which I can definitely understand the cold/sore hands bit!
One of these days I'll own an extreme edition processor ^_^