Scan 3XS Vengeance GTX680 Z68 OC System Review

Build Quality

Scan 3XS Vengeance Z68 OC System Review

Build Quality

Having dispensed with our pink protective friend we finally can see the Vengeance Z68 OC in all its glory. There is no denying that the EVGA GTX680 is the most eye-catching part. The front of the case has a couple of subtle logos but otherwise it's thankfully free from excessive branding. Classy and understated is the watchword.

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Assuming the obvious elements are installed well, the acid test of the quality of a system comes from the cable management and the Vengeance Z68 OC has taken it to the levels of artwork. There is barely a spare centimetre of cable flapping about and every inch is cable tied and locked down.

It's not just the obvious front part that has got the treatment either, round the back is even more impressive. Seeing the work that has gone into this by the builder we are all looking at our own systems rather guiltily. It's stunning. Just look at the CPU 8 pin cable running up the right hand side of the motherboard tray.

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The Obsidian 650D definitely helps as there are so many places to tuck cables away, but even still we just can't get over how neat and tidy everything is. An obsessive attention to detail on an element that doesn't effect the performance (which is what matters in the sales pitch and peoples perception) speaks highly of the underlying principles of 3XS.

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Most Recent Comments

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
Quote:
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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