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System Builder Marathon, Q1 2013: System Value Compared

The same processor with the same overclock yields the same results in both iTunes and Lame, the $800 and $1000 systems finishing in a dead heat. HandBrake and TotalCode Studio might be benefiting from the $1,000 machine's higher memory frequency or faster system drive, though the difference is pretty small.

With a similar processor based on the same architecture at moderately lower frequencies, the $600 PC follows closely behind both of its higher-priced rivals.

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