Scan 3XS Vengeance GTX680 Z68 OC System Review


Scan 3XS Vengeance Z68 OC System Review


We always talk about the importance of good packaging because we know that most of us buy our parts online these days. Partly because of the huge savings, but equally because not many of us are fortunate to live near a genuine enthusiasts hardware store and PC World tend to think a Riva TNT is still a high-end card.

Of course nowhere is the importance of packaging better highlighted than when buying a prebuilt system. With all the parts installed in the motherboard the need to keep things safe and secure is enormous. Scan have understood this and the Vengeance Z68 OC comes in a very sturdy box with loads of air-bags. At the bottom is enough bubble-wrap to keep an elephant safe, and between the two is yet another sturdy box that holds the system itself.

That warning is important as we're about to see.

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As the Vengeance comes in a 650D it makes sense to deliver it in the same box to ensure a snug fit. Remember that notice above? Look at the amount of bubble-wrap in the case.

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It's absolutely stuffed to the gunwales with the anti-static pink stuff in every conceivable crevice. There is absolutely no doubt at all that your system will arrive in mint condition. The only thing we might worry about is that if you're the kind of person who is so hardware illiterate that the sight of a PC case full of candy floss doesn't stop you wanting to turn it on, then perhaps it might be wise to issue a larger notice about being careful when removing the bubble-wrap. Sure you shouldn't just yank at it, but if you did just grab a handful and pull the likelihood of also grabbing a hose from the CPU cooler or a power cable is pretty high.

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Most Recent Comments

22-03-2012, 19:33:58


In need of bringing your system up to day and fancy a GTX680 based behemoth? We take a look at the Scan 3XS Vengeance Z68 OC which has all you need.

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22-03-2012, 20:28:56

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

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

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