The system scores a very healthy 7.5 points, limited by the Sapphire HD7770 graphics card.
The review system shipped with only the barebones drivers installed, along with useful software such as CPUz and Unigine heaven DX11 benchmark. A very clean install of Windows 7, which we like to see.
A quick overview of the system via CPUz and GPUz highlighting the Core i5 2500k which is overclocked to 4.6ghz. This is a 32nm part which we have reviewed in depth before when it was first launched. It is a dual core processor without hyperthreading, with 6MB of level 3 cache.
The 8GB of Corsair memory is running at 1600mhz with 9-9-9-28 2T timings. The Sapphire HD7770 graphics card is clocked at the reference AMD speeds of 1000mhz core and 1125mhz memory (4.5Gbps effective). It has 640 shaders, 16 ROPs with 1GB of GDDR5 memory connected via a 128 bit memory interface.
System validation is available over here.