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    Chillblast Fusion Silencio

    i5-4690K and GTX 970 in a gaming rig optimised for silent running.
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    Re: Chillblast Fusion Silencio

    Excellent response from Chillblast there, a Corsair RM550 in there and your choice of 960-980 and that is indeed a fine system for under a grand.
    While I love building machines myself, for those of my friends less inclined to do so, I'd happily recommend this.

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    Re: Chillblast Fusion Silencio

    And that is how a company should react to a review of their product, very well done Chillblast. The machine isn't to shabby either.

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    Re: Chillblast Fusion Silencio

    The annoying thing about it is that it's a grand and we could build cheaper and quieter ourselves......when you call your premium-priced product "Silencio" I expect it to be silent. Shame hexus didn't do a sound-level test for these boxes.....If you have such a penchant for ultra-quiet systems, why not measure that quietness?

    Yet again the scan 3xs build looks hideously expensive when compared to pretty much anything else in it's class. In fact it's bordering on making Alienware look good value.
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    Re: Chillblast Fusion Silencio

    So if you wanted a quiet gaming machine for good value, where would you buy it from?

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    Re: Chillblast Fusion Silencio

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Yet again the scan 3xs build looks hideously expensive when compared to pretty much anything else in it's class. In fact it's bordering on making Alienware look good value.
    Thanks for your feedback on the pricing of our 3XS Performance Q10 system that was reviewed by HEXUS six months ago.

    However, you may have missed these points when making your analysis.

    According to HEXUS in its reviews ‘Scan's guaranteed overclock and ongoing support are more than enough to warrant the £89 premium’ whereas for the Chillblast system ‘for an extra £20 you're getting a pre-built rig, a guaranteed 4.3GHz overclock and a generous five-year warranty that includes collect-and-return cover for the first two years.’

    So, we’re talking about a £89 premium for Scan versus a £20 premium for Chillblast, i.e. a delta of £69.

    However, there are some key differences in the offerings from both companies.

    For instance:

    1. All Scan 3XS systems include professionally tidied cables as standard. This is not included in the review system and Chillblast charges £24.99 extra for this service.

    2. All Scan 3XS gaming PCs are covered by a three year warranty which covers both parts and labour. In contrast, Chillblast’s warranty only covers parts for 2 years. To cover your Chillblast system for the same quality of cover as Scan will set you back an extra £99.

    3. Scan updates Windows, installs the latest drivers and BIOSes on all its systems as standard, yet this wasn’t included in Chillblast’s review price, and costs an extra £29.99.

    4. The 3XS Performance Q10 is typically built and ready for despatch in 5 working days. Chillblast estimates 7-10 days but if you do choose their 4 day express service it’ll set you back at extra £79.99.

    So, if you were to configure this Chillblast system with the same services as Scan includes as standard, rather than a £69 delta in favour of Chillblast, you’re actually looking at £253.97 extra for the Chillblast over the review price, which works out as a £164.97 delta in favour of Scan.

    I trust therefore you can see that the price of Scan 3XS Performance Q10 is therefore very competitive, as HEXUS wrote in the original review.

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    Re: Chillblast Fusion Silencio

    Quote Originally Posted by James @ Scan View Post
    Thanks for your feedback on the pricing of our 3XS Performance Q10 system that was reviewed by HEXUS six months ago.
    The article is dated 8th April 2015, presume you mean 6 days!

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    Re: Chillblast Fusion Silencio

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    The article is dated 8th April 2015, presume you mean 6 days!
    My maths is definitely correct The original review I quoted from was on 8 October 2014, which is 182 days or 6 months ago.

    http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/system...rformance-q10/

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    Re: Chillblast Fusion Silencio

    Quote Originally Posted by James @ Scan View Post
    My maths is definitely correct The original review I quoted from was on 8 October 2014, which is 182 days or 6 months ago.

    http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/system...rformance-q10/
    Ah I get you - Shaithis was talking about this review, but the SCAN system in this review was also reviewed by Hexus 6 months ago.

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