Originally Posted by sccr64472
Your watercooled 920 is nearly 2 minutes slower on SuperPi than Crash's 3700 on air cooling. There's 1 right there and that's not even utilizing AMD3DNow! technology. I don't doubt that you can overclock a 920 to do well in benchmarks, but I don't feel that it can keep up in games. If his main focus is gaming, I don't think it's the best option. The motherboard and cpu you're suggesting cost over $510 dollars. You could create a much faster gaming rig buying different parts. If his main focus is benchmarks or office applications, then it's worth a look. Keep in mind, you're also going to be paying more on your energy bill with the 920. It sounds trivial, but the last estimation I've seen shows it to be $15/year if idle, $55/year if full tilt.
Between the 3800+ and the 920:
25Watt full load stock difference
68 Watt full load OC difference
You could save those watts by getting more effiecient lighting or keeping your doors closed! LOL
On the SuperPi...
Probably more like 1.594 SECONDS... and I need to get a XP Pro reinstall because I have the same install from my old system. Anyways, lets see your SuperPi 1M?