I checked my SBG R4000 to R6000 picks last week and compared them to Tom’s Hardware’s often-mentioned Builder’s Marathon that they publish every month. While they actually build and test the systems they recommend, I’m in a bit of a hard place and couldn’t so much as buy any of these components myself, much less touch them. But I digress, because it’s time for me to see who’s better at recommending people what they should buy with their hard-earned cash. This week its my R10,500 build against their $1000 build.
Since Tom’s doesn’t cover every segment like I do (wusses) they have at least dropped this month’s build to nearly match mine. I really would love to say that they stack up nicely, but…they don’t.
Sorry Tom’s. You lost this one (and the one before that). Hit the jump for my analysis.