In the excitement associated with having the best processor or motherboard we sometimes forget that our systems have gotten a little overpowered for the average every day user. That's not to say we can't use 6 processor cores or can benefit from an insanely fast memory controller but rather that we don't always need all of that power to check email or watch a high quality movie.
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