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    Question 3XS Systems From SCAN - Good Value?

    Hi guys, I'm looking at the 3XS systems from SCAN, and wondered if you think its good value? TBH I only ever buy a PC every 4-5 Years or so, IMO its cheaper in the long run to buy big now than it is to buy cheaper or major upgrade every 18 months!!

    I was also looking at Dell XPS systems, but with the 3XS you definitely get a bigger bang for bucks!

    Anyway let me know what you think, or perhaps give me another option


    3XS Intel X58 Core i7 - Custom PC Premium Grade

    Base Specifications

    Antec 900 Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case with 200m Top Fan
    3XS X58 Core i7 System
    Asus P6T Deluxe - Intel X58 - Sok 1366
    2 x 120mm AK-183-L2B Akasa Amber Case Fan
    Akasa 8 Pin Extension cable
    Thermalright Ultra 120A & Ultra120 eXtreme 120mm Fan Wire Clips
    Thermalright LGA1366 Bolt-Thru-Kit
    Silverstone FP51B Black Transfer Bracket
    Acronis True Image Home 2009
    45cm Akasa Rounded Floppy Drive Cable
    Scan 3XS System - 1year Onsite Warranty (Mainland UK)
    Scan System Configuration
    Scan System Configuration (Details confirmed at checkout stage)


    Qty Selected Specifications

    1 *No Custom Colour Required*
    1 Intel i7 940, Nehalem, 2.93GHz, 4.8GT/s QPI, 8MB Cache, Retail
    1 Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme 120mm Heat Sink Fan
    1 *No System Overclocking*
    1 6GB (3x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333) CAS 9-9-9-24
    1 1GB XFX GTX 280, 2210MHz GDDR3, 602MHz GPU, 240 Cores (Far Cry2 Included while stocks last)
    1 *No ATI VGA Card Required* (NVIDIA Required)
    1 1000W Corsair HX Series Modular (Dual Graphics Cards SLI / Crossfire)
    1 750 GB Samsung HD753LJ Spinpoint F1, 7200 rpm, 32MB Cache
    1 *Hard Drive Not Required*
    1 *Solid State Drive Not Required*
    1 Heisei Black Floppy Disk & Internal Combo All in 1 Card Reader
    1 *DVD Writer Not Required*
    1 LG GGC-H20L - Super Multi DVD Writer & Blu-Ray + HD-ROM Reader
    1 Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Sound Card 7.1Ch
    1 *Use On Board Network Port*
    1 *Wireless Adaptor Not Required*
    1 *After Market Fans Not Required - Use Fans Included with Case*
    2 Sharkoon 12" Blue CCFL 2in1 Kit
    1 Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64Bit
    1 MS OFFICE 2007 - 25 Usage/60 Day TRIAL Basic,SBE & Professional
    1 NVIDIA DVD - Gold Edition Dolby
    1 *No Software Required*
    1 *No Software Required*
    1 *Monitor Not Required*
    1 *Gaming Keyboard Not Required*
    1 *Gaming Mouse Not Required*
    1 *Gaming Mouse Mat Not Required*
    1 *Speakers Not Required*
    1 Standard 3XS System Warranty

    Net Total £1,745.40
    V.A.T £261.81
    Total £2,007.21

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    Re: 3XS Systems From SCAN - Good Value?

    I did research them myself, and seriously thought about it, they seem to be a good company but with my new PC overclockers.co.uk beat em in half on the cost and have given good service so far too (installed extras free of charge and free return and send back for another change after there was a miscommunication regarding a sound card) - I have bought a 3008wfp monitor from Scan though, as they beat the price there. I don't think i7 is worth paying double, though according to what I've read it may be something like 15% faster.

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    Re: 3XS Systems From SCAN - Good Value?

    If you speak with me over the phone i will ensure you have quality service and recieve the computer you are looking for.

    Please PM your details and I will call you and explain why we are the best.

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    Re: 3XS Systems From SCAN - Good Value?

    I would probably negotiate the lower 920 i7 chip as it's a hell of a lot cheaper.

    Talk to Paul though because although they are a bit more pricey than some you certain get a quality build and service.

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    Re: 3XS Systems From SCAN - Good Value?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulm@scan View Post
    Please PM your details and I will call you and explain why we are the best.
    I don't know why but this made me giggle.

    I want a job explaining why I'm the best to people (not disputing your position, just saying...)
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    Re: 3XS Systems From SCAN - Good Value?

    If you really do not like building/fixing PCs, then Scan may be very good value due to their customer service.

    Most around here would advocate doing it all your self though

    And as for overclockers..... **SHUDDER**
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    Re: 3XS Systems From SCAN - Good Value?

    Certainly self building at this level can have it's financial benefits

    And yeah.. Overclockers.. I try to spend £20 or less at a time and only when I have to lol

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    Re: 3XS Systems From SCAN - Good Value?

    I've never bought anything from overclockers.

    And of all the people I know IRL, everyone who has used them has been screwed over. Not a single happy customer. Enough to make me steer very very clear.
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    Re: 3XS Systems From SCAN - Good Value?

    I've mainly used the shop since it was just down the road from uni but I have used them online and since I haven't had to send anything back they have been fine.

    Mates have tried.. to send stuff back though and it has been tricky but sorted in the end.

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    Re: 3XS Systems From SCAN - Good Value?

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    And as for overclockers..... **SHUDDER**
    I think that's the second person who's said something along those lines, or it was you before I dunno - what is it with them then? I'm relatively new to PC buying, though have shopped online for ages.

    edit: Nm dreaming answered it I guess - I went away from PC while replying.
    They're really that bad? Seemed ok on the phone, like I said got stuff returned with NP - and forum looks not full of angry people or whatever but then again I guess they would edit those out if they are so bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    I would probably negotiate the lower 920 i7 chip as it's a hell of a lot cheaper.

    Talk to Paul though because although they are a bit more pricey than some you certain get a quality build and service.
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    They are a nightmare to deal with and do not like to rectify THEIR mistakes....and they seem to make a lot of mistakes. Not a good combination.
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    Re: 3XS Systems From SCAN - Good Value?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreaming View Post
    I don't know why but this made me giggle.

    I want a job explaining why I'm the best to people (not disputing your position, just saying...)

    We have a laugh at work someone sent me that song from Karate Kind can't remeber whats its called but it goes "your the best Arh arh"

    do dispute needed as its set in stone
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    Re: 3XS Systems From SCAN - Good Value?

    Damnit I'm feeling guilty for not calling you and having a haggle like suggested now Oh well, there's always next PC. I remembered you seemed pretty cool before when I was thinking about buying a white cobra bout 2 years ago (more money than sense/hardware knowledge at that point lol).

    Still, no nightmare with OC yet, I'll definitely say if anything happens

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    Re: 3XS Systems From SCAN - Good Value?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulm@scan View Post
    If you speak with me over the phone i will ensure you have quality service and recieve the computer you are looking for.

    Please PM your details and I will call you and explain why we are the best.

    Regards
    I might just do that, I've just looked back and the last PC i brought was in 2003, shortly after the AMD64 was released. I've upgraded once in that time with ram and graphics, also clocked it. Upgrade cost of £220, total cost for 5 years £970..... not bad, and i've been able to play every racing game (GP4, GTR series, RACE, rFactor etc) at good res/quality. iRacing is struggling, so i guess the time has come to buy another PC that will hopefully last another 4-5 years

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