Scan 3XS Vengeance GTX680 Z68 OC System Review

Gaming

Scan 3XS Vengeance Z68 OC System Review

Gaming

So we've seen how a i7-2700K can power the GTX680 in benchmarks, but can it continue this in gaming? Of course it can. The comparison we're using is our testing from yesterday which was a i7-3960X @ 4.6GHz on a Rampage IV Extreme. The difference is at worst 8FPS in Alien vs Predator and at best it's 11FPS ahead in Dirt 3. Across the board it's damn close. The 3XS Vengeance Z68 OC is a gaming beast.

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22-03-2012, 20:28:56

MutleyUK
A good quality system but I would expect a more powerful Cpu Cooler, Say a H100 and a PSU of at least 750 wattsQuote

22-03-2012, 21:06:17

S_I_N
actuallythe 650 is more than enough to power the given parts. It doesn't allow for much headroom but for a pre-built system this looks to be very very decent.Quote

22-03-2012, 21:14:48

VonBlade
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Originally Posted by MutleyUK View Post

A good quality system but I would expect a more powerful Cpu Cooler, Say a H100 and a PSU of at least 750 watts
The CPU cooler is plenty powerful enough even with this big overclock. Equally the power draw of the GTX680 is so low that 650W is also more than you need.

Sure you couldn't go SLI without the upgrade, but if you're planning on that then you can configure it before purchase.Quote

22-03-2012, 22:31:29

SPS
The cable management on the back is amazing but the cables on the front could be put round the back for a tighter look IMO; however, compared to most pre-built systems I have seen, this is one of the best for cable management.Quote

23-03-2012, 02:26:02

d6bmg
At first I was stocked to see 650Watt PSU, abut after reading whole review, I would say, not bad.Quote
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