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Power And Temperature Benchmarks

System Builder Marathon, March 2010: $1,500 Enthusiast PC
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While the stock Core i7 system is in the same league as the overclocked Core i5 machine, the overclocked Core i7 brings power usage to new heights. There is a definite trade-off here, and the Core i5 looks to be a better choice for efficiency.

The Core i7 system shows a definite benefit here, but keep in mind that the Core i5-750 is saddled with the stock cooler to keep the system under its budget.

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