I have basically left the pc running at stock/auto settings (apart from RAM which is set to Corsair Spec - 1600MHz 8/8/8/24/42/2T/Bank Swizzle Mode Disabled).
I started the test at 10.30am and left it running until 5.00pm and gave it a 10 minute cool down after that - using a temp probe from my Kaze Server mounted 3" from the front of the case the room temp was between 17-20c over that period.
I had FurMark running in a 640x480 window
I had Windows Media Player playing one mp3 track repeated (Ride of the Valkyries!)
I had defrag do a full defrag on all volumes on both disks
I had Acronis True Image Home 2010 NonStop Backup running in the background
I had 3 copies of toast running.
Copy 1 ran the whole time
Copy 2 started at 10.30 and ran for 30 minutes at a time with a 30 minute cool down period between runs then repeated (on @ 10.30, off @ 11, on @ 11.30 etc)
Copy 3 started at 10.30 and ran for two hours at a time with a two hour cool down period between runs then repeated (on @ 10.30, off @ 12.30, on @ 16.30 etc)
Two fans were controlled using the Kaze Server:
GPU, running at 1640rpm but increasing when air temp in front of the card went above 34c
Exhaust fan running at 900rpm but increasing when air temp between it and the CPU cooler went above 34c
The CPU fan was controlled with SpeedFan running at 925rpm, increasing as needed above 40c, going to full speed if it went above 57c (which it didn't)
The 80mm fan in front of the suspended hard drives was set to run at 1450 rpm.
The front intake fan was set to run at 900 rpm.
What I also noticed here was that none of the ITE IT87 sensors messed up - no phantom fans, no stupid MAX temps.
This may be the BIOS, or it may be that the CPU isn't overclocked. Am not sure.
Will try all these tests again later in the week in the new case.....
Then I will try overclocking again...