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System Builder Marathon, March 2011: $1000 Enthusiast PC

Benchmark Results: Just Cause 2 And F1 2010

Keep in mind that September’s Core i5-750-based system is not included in this newer benchmark. It’s interesting that, at medium details, this game performs better on the current system up to 1920x1080, but at 2560x1600 and at high details with 8x AA, the dual GeForce GTX 460s from December's Core i3-based configuration rule the roost.

This final game benchmark is also missing September’s Core i5-750 system. The game demonstrates a notable CPU bottleneck, with the current Core i5-2500K besting the Core i3-550, despite its dual graphics card muscle.

  • americanherosandwich
    That is one funky looking case. Great $1k system!
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  • toxxel
    That case is a behemoth.
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  • dirtmountain
    After seeing that case i was afraid for Princess Leia.
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  • cangelini
    dirtmountainAfter seeing that case i was afraid for Princess Leia.
    LOL
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  • Darkerson
    Crazy looking case, but nice system overall!
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  • _Pez_
    for 1k usd seems to be a cheap system.. hmm nice review, is good to see that new processors are really efficient even when overclocked ..to bad about the 22cm cooler of the side panel of that funny case. My Armor+ has exactly the same issue with a V6gt cooler and I decided to go back to my hyper212+ :D.
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  • ava__
    you forgot to add the cost of your beloved Windows
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  • Crashman
    cangeliniLOLHuh?
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  • Mark Heath
    9511317 said:
    Huh?
    Good to see the Tom's team is on the same page XD
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  • AkIRA_22
    that has to be the ugliest case I've ever seen in my life. At the end of the day the case is 100% taste, to 'recommend' a case is futile.
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