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    Talking Scan 3XS AMD Chameleon



    Remember our snapshot look at a system from Scan called the Chameleon? Mad as a badger, the SKU has now been finished and to celebrate, the chaps and chappettes down near the Reebok Stadium in Bolton put together a 3XS AMD Chameleon for HEXUS that represents pretty much the pinnacle of what it has to offer in terms of performance.

    Join us as we have a good look at SCAN's £5000 behemoth for HEXUS.core. £5000 without a monitor I should add... Heh. Read the HEXUS.review.
    MOLLY AND POPPY!

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    Does that mean all the CS:S Clan get one!!!!!??????

    What a beast... I am truely impressed!! I have the same motherboard actually... might be able to get some money together and make mine like that (someday ).
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    Rys can you just clarify if you found any problems with the a8n premium's chipset overheating? I have read some people have had problems with this motherboard in upsidedown cases like the tj06 (becuase of the heatpipe)? did you have any issues?

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    Its very good for a Vendor PC: But give me £5000 and I'll whoop its ass
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    Stability was fine during testing, including repeated load conditions, with no crashes or hangs. So I can't say I saw anything heat related due to the pipe being upside down. But then again I can see how it would be a problem.

    I'll try and ask ASUS what they think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PD HEXUS
    hi kempez815,

    perhaps, but could you offer a rock-solid guarantee, coupled with the highest level of timely customer care, to as many people as wanted the system?

    or accommodate the trading risks of the distance selling regulations?

    relatively large scale deployment of any, even mildly esoteric system, operating beyond the parameters set down by the individual component manufacturers, is entirely different from integrating the odd few that could be built by an individual or a small operation...



    cheers,

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    Which is why I said: its very good for a vendor PC. You guys wanna be more defensive?

    Take it this way: if I had 5k to spend and wanted to get a PC with full support and warantee I'd most likely get that system: or at least it would be close between SCAN and Alienware. Now to me: thats a compliment - Alienware have a great rep

    However I wouldn't spend 5k on a vendor PC: but for those that would its good
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    Quote Originally Posted by PD HEXUS
    hi kempez815,

    perhaps, but could you offer a rock-solid guarantee, coupled with the highest level of timely customer care, to as many people as wanted the system?

    or accommodate the trading risks of the distance selling regulations?

    relatively large scale deployment of any, even mildly esoteric system, operating beyond the parameters set down by the individual component manufacturers, is entirely different from integrating the odd few that could be built by an individual or a small operation...



    cheers,

    PD
    i dont think he meant to insult ur system lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davos
    i dont think he meant to insult ur system lol.
    Nope. Plus it is called "right-to-reply"
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    Quote Originally Posted by hexah
    Games are developed by teams of talented people and sometimes electronic arts

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    Thing is, do you get that additional cosy feeling that can't be defined by price?

    Even when I got my Dell years ago, the user documentation was fantastic - all in one place, clear yet detailed. The support was fantastic, the website that's tailored to your system was fantastic (you just put in your unique system number and they have all the details/history of your machine) etc.

    I've heard (and seen) similar things from other vendors - alienwares leather folder etc all add to the special feeling you get when buying these kind of systems.

    What scan need to do is provide that magical user feeling.

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    in all honesty, if i had 5k to spend, i wouldnt spend it on a comp. there are more important things in life

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    Too true Davos, for &#163;5k I'd have a nice car. I'd only really spend max &#163;1k on a PC.

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    Very nice system but one thing, for &#163;5000 I would have expected 2gb ram, 1gb just isnt enough these days for full detail high res gaming, BF2 for example will not run smooth on this rig @ 1600 x 1200 with details to max.
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    lol - PD - im never defensive just don't like to think I've offended ya

    Glad I didn't
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    Quote Originally Posted by hexah
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    Hats off to the brave person at Scan who suggested this in there brainstorming meetings!


    Imaging "I think we should sell a pre-over clocked system, build it usings the fastest parts availible.....then wrap it in a grands worth of paint"




    again, well done on rolling it out, wonder for &#163;5k purchase if you can get your face on Scans homepage too.

    Imp

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    To be fair to the Scan lot though they are totaly insane
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