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    Scan 3XS Gamer Aura

    A stock-clocked rig designed to deliver maximum frames per second at an affordable price point.
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    Re: Scan 3XS Gamer Aura

    It looks nice, but only just managing 1440p for £1300 is not an "Affordable price point", in my eyes.

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    Re: Scan 3XS Gamer Aura

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    It looks nice, but only just managing 1440p for £1300 is not an "Affordable price point", in my eyes.
    Exactly, and that's minus the monitor, keyboard, mouse and any other gaming peripherals (let alone the games themselves).

    This in no way can be described as "affordable". Affordable is ~£850 1080p gaming (including the raw basics of OS, monitor, keyboard and mouse) in my eyes.

    Come on Hexus, get some budget gaming kits reviewed - a round-up of what can you do at a certain price points would be perfect, though I appreciate difficult to arrange.

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    Re: Scan 3XS Gamer Aura

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    It looks nice, but only just managing 1440p for £1300 is not an "Affordable price point", in my eyes.
    A pound per satisfied pixel height would make this good value!

    In all seriousness I built my system to a very similar spec (swap 1070 for R9 Fury, i5-7500 for 6600K, SSD for boring HDD) and use it at 1440p and have no complaints - the machine itself cost just over 1000 and let me get a 1440p monitor too. But I don't play specifically cutting edge visually intensive games at maximum detail.

    Being fair, putting out 60+ at 1440p for everything that isn't the notorious Deus Ex isn't a bad result and higher prices are due to raised costs of NVidia card and Intel CPU. But I wouldn't accept less than top i5 for a machine over 1k either.

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    Re: Scan 3XS Gamer Aura

    Indeed, this has £2,000+ for the entire system written all over it and that ia a lot of money. Potentially it's an upgrade for someone already owning all the other pieces of the PC puzzle.

    The real danger here is something like Project Scorpio which is rumoured to produce roughly the same horsepower as a 1060 / 480. If that turns out to be even remotely true then it will be very hard (in a few months) to justify a machine for gaming alone that costs 5x more and doesn't even come with a new controller or any games.
    Last edited by Andy14; 02-02-2017 at 04:17 PM. Reason: typo

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    Re: Scan 3XS Gamer Aura

    Scan tells us "the Gamer Aura has been designed to deliver maximum frames per second at a much more affordable price point,"

    Affordable? Huh?

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    Re: Scan 3XS Gamer Aura

    Quote Originally Posted by Hexus
    software has been streamlined
    Don't you mean: software has become bloated?

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    Re: Scan 3XS Gamer Aura

    Affordable in the sense you could technically afford to buy this pc, but there are actually far better value alternatives out there?

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    Re: Scan 3XS Gamer Aura

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    Exactly, and that's minus the monitor, keyboard, mouse and any other gaming peripherals (let alone the games themselves).

    This in no way can be described as "affordable". Affordable is ~£850 1080p gaming (including the raw basics of OS, monitor, keyboard and mouse) in my eyes.

    Come on Hexus, get some budget gaming kits reviewed - a round-up of what can you do at a certain price points would be perfect, though I appreciate difficult to arrange.
    http://hexus.net/tech/features/syste...radeon-rx-460/
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