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System Builder Marathon, Q1 2014: The $750 Gaming PC

The oldest build's FX-6300 CPU totally outclasses Intel’s dual-core offering in threaded productivity-oriented applications, though similar performance within Visual Studio helps tighten up the averages a bit. Thankfully, as a purpose-built gaming box, this quarter's $750 PC was never intended to be a workhorse. I just have to make sure it can keep up so I'm not blown out of Thomas' Day 4 value comparison.

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