There has been discussion lately in several different threads about the validity of benchmarks (Photoshop, SPEC CPU, etc.) for testing sytem performance. SETI@home has come up lately, and seems to be a fair standard for each system (please correct me if I'm wrong, and the Mac "cheats" by using Altivec ) So, what do you use to stress test/benchmark your systems? PC users, what kind of standard can you accept, so that we can get past all the "I don't use Photoshop, and I don't encode video, so those results don't mean anything to me" BS? Let's try to find a definitive application and settle this for once and for all.