System Builder Marathon, March 2011: $1000 Enthusiast PC

Power And Temperature Benchmarks

The current Core i5-2500K/Radeon HD 6950 combo uses less power than the Core i5-750/GeForce GTX 470 setup when it comes to both CPU and graphics, a surprising result considering the superior performance of the newer option. In fact, the new system’s overclocked power usage is similar to the September system’s stock numbers.

In general, the temperatures reported by these two systems are very similar, except when it comes to the GPU. AMD's Radeon HD 6950 runs quite hot, it seems.

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  • mi1ez
    What an ugly case!
  • 23hp
    yeah, imagine the look on the wifes face if you brought that thing home...