What's your XBench Score? I am at 206.74 http://db.xbench.com/merge.xhtml?doc1=492827&doc2=492220 I feel awesome as my machine is beating the stock i5 and i7's. Now when any of the ix have a solid state drive, well then I get murdered. Virtually all processes run faster than other computers with the exact same specs as mine. I am just wondering how that stacks up to other people with SSD's This had me laughing and is why I am a mean machine-123 is average...I am 10x or more Uncached Write 1284.28 135.96 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 1871.75 13.26 MB/sec [4K blocks] Also, check out the processor differences between me and the i7...it's kind of amusing as well.