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    Reviews - Scan 3XS X58 Core i7 920 system: 3.7GHz of power

    Sporting Intel's cheapest Core i7 chip, the 920; but heavily overclocked, will this system from Scan convince you to part with your hard-earned?
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    Re: Reviews - Scan 3XS X58 Core i7 920 system: 3.7GHz of power

    regarding, 'CPU temperatures are a bit on the high side'

    They just are hot cpus (it's probably the main factor holding back even higher overclocks than the 40-50% overclocks people are achieving so easily), you will not get lower temps of a significant margin no matter what hsf you use at that level of overclock.

    It is a negative, but not one Scan can help without raising the cost by installing even more elaborate cooling, even though the gains may be minimal.

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    Re: Reviews - Scan 3XS X58 Core i7 920 system: 3.7GHz of power

    Meh, a 3.7GHz overclocked i7 with a GTX260? Not the greatest match of components.
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    Re: Reviews - Scan 3XS X58 Core i7 920 system: 3.7GHz of power

    Quote Originally Posted by hexus
    Scan has sensibly chosen to include a 7-in-1 card reader - and it's a combo unit that includes a 3.5in 1.44MB floppy disk drive. This could be particularly useful in combination with the on-board Express Gate photo feature to quickly show digital photos from your camera to friends and family.
    Did you try it with a photo card? The one I've got which sounds similar to this can't read SD cards above 2gb, making it pretty useless for cameras.

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    Re: Reviews - Scan 3XS X58 Core i7 920 system: 3.7GHz of power

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Did you try it with a photo card? The one I've got which sounds similar to this can't read SD cards above 2gb, making it pretty useless for cameras.
    we fit SDHC readers which will accept SDHC cards
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    Re: Reviews - Scan 3XS X58 Core i7 920 system: 3.7GHz of power

    Over £1600 and only 3gb of memory?

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    Re: Reviews - Scan 3XS X58 Core i7 920 system: 3.7GHz of power

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulm@scan View Post
    we fit SDHC readers which will accept SDHC cards
    Is that a new version of the card+floppy (I'll get one if so), or a separate reader?

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    Re: Reviews - Scan 3XS X58 Core i7 920 system: 3.7GHz of power

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Is that a new version of the card+floppy (I'll get one if so), or a separate reader?
    Its just the Card Reader for this one

    Akasa SDHC Internal card reader


    SDHC Compatible Floppy/Card Reader This one for you kalniel
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    Re: Reviews - Scan 3XS X58 Core i7 920 system: 3.7GHz of power

    Sweet, thanks Paul.

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    Re: Reviews - Scan 3XS X58 Core i7 920 system: 3.7GHz of power

    Corsair HX620 will power just about anything. It does come with 2x 6+2 PCI connectors which means that you will need additional cable(s) to run extra graphics cards for SLi/crossfire that require 2 power connectors.

    You can get these additional connectors/cables from Corsair customer service. It's in their FAQs

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    Re: Reviews - Scan 3XS X58 Core i7 920 system: 3.7GHz of power

    Quote Originally Posted by grimpy View Post
    Over £1600 and only 3gb of memory?
    That's what I was thinking.

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    Re: Reviews - Scan 3XS X58 Core i7 920 system: 3.7GHz of power

    920 overclocked to 3.7GHz on air - impressive......but stupid. 76C is way too high even on load, anything over 70C from a company like SCAN should be severely marked down - it's just been done so they can brag about the overclock (and it worked as it's in the title of the article). I remember their Great White Shark thing in Custom a while ago that was hitting 92C on load apparently - yeah it may be stable but so is a formula 1 engine until you get stuck at the lights for too long and then it overheats. I wonder if they carried out the "24 - 48 hour stress test" and said "76C, oh that's fine"

    Looks pretty tidy inside though and the warranty certainally can't be sniffed at.

    Just a thought - it would be nice to see a comparison on value with other companies too - as already mentioned it seems expensive and if you look around you can actually get the same spec (inc OC) in a better looking case for less money elsewhere.

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    Re: Reviews - Scan 3XS X58 Core i7 920 system: 3.7GHz of power

    Most other places that sell prebuilt systems usually get decent cpu/graphics and ignore the rest, so yes cheaper but certainly not better.
    70+ is hot and is expected with such a big overclock, should of been a lower overclock or opted for the more expensive cooler.
    But yeah 3 gb of ram in a system like that? Madness

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    Re: Reviews - Scan 3XS X58 Core i7 920 system: 3.7GHz of power

    Has anyone seen the max temp rating on an intel data sheet yet?
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