Recenze: Scan 3XS X99 Carbon Fluid Extreme SLI

Want to experience the latest technologies on offer from the world of gaming? Then look past PlayStation and Xbox game consoles and consider a truly high-end PC. This is where it’s at if 4K and virtual reality are high on your list of priorities, as nothing else comes close in terms of sheer performance.

Do however be prepared to spend big. The hardware requirements of ultra-high-resolution gaming are such that price tags for enthusiast rigs can become downright frightening. A new games console may cost a couple of hundred quid, yet that’s pocket change compared to extreme PCs that could set you back many thousands. It’s a playground for deep-pocketed gamers, and if you’re eligible for entry, the Scan 3XS X99 Carbon Fluid Extreme SLI is brought into focus.

Priced from £5,700, Scan’s rig is a custom-built showcase of 2016’s best PC components. This is the sort of price point at which Intel’s X99 chipset and Nvidia’s Titan X graphics cards start to make sense, yet it’s a sign of the times that even on a build as premium as this, there’s a need to keep costs down by playing it safe in some areas.

The most obvious example is the Corsair Graphite Series 760T chassis. It’s a perfectly decent enclosure, with a nice large window and a roomy interior, yet our immediate reaction is that the plastic front fascia and overall style aren’t in keeping with the components within. We might have preferred, say, a být zticha! Dark Base Pro 900 nebo Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5, and it’s a shame Scan doesn’t offer an alternative case as part of its možnosti přizpůsobení. Ve stádiu, ti, kteří hledají něco jedinečnějšího z vizuální perspektivy, musí zvážit ještě výhodnější Dream PC.

Should you happen to be a fan of the Corsair case, you’re going to love what Scan’s done on the inside. Our £6,500 review sample arrived with an Asus RoG Strix X99 Gaming motherboard kitted out with a 10-core, 20-thread Intel Core i7-6950X procesor, 32GB (4x8GB) paměti Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2666 a nikoli jeden, ale dva Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB grafické karty. 64GB systémové paměti je k dispozici jako volitelný doplněk, ale jakkoli, hlavní součásti jsou asi stejně dobré jako to dostane.

Liquid cooling is, of course, included as standard, with Scan opting for an EK-based loops that encompasses all three processors. Running through the kit list, we have an EK Supremacy Evo CPU block, a pair of EK FX Titan X GPU blocks, an EK Res X3 reservoir, an EK XRes 100 pump, tubing filled with Mayhems Pastel Ice White fluid, and two EK Coolstream radiators. The 360mm rad in the roof is joined by a trio of Corsair ML120 Pro fans while the front 280mm rad is paired with two Corsair ML140s. Better still, Scan’s engineers have applied custom fan profiles in BIOS to ensure noise levels are kept down to a minimum.

Ticiness stavby je nepochybně plus bod, s vynikající vedení kabelů evidentní v celém, a hlavní součásti klíště hodně pravé krabice. Skladování zajišťuje 512GB Samsung 950 Pro NVMe SSD, stejně jako běžný pevný disk 2TB Seagate, který je dodáván ze série Gold 850W Corsair RM850i napájecí zdroj a několik LED pásů vestavěných do základní desky Asus pro přizpůsobení osvětlení Aura RGB.

Building such a machine on your own with products sourced from various outlets would no doubt shave a couple of hundred off the price tag, however there is something to be said for peace of mind when you’re spending these sorts of sums. Scan’s machines undergo an eight-stage build process that’s fully trackable online, followed by a 24-hour stress test and an 88-point quality control check. Once passed, dispatch is within five days (three if you opt for fast track) and the system is backed by a three-year warranty that includes on-site parts and labour for the first 12 months.

Záruka od renomovaného britského maloobchodního prodejce má mimořádnou váhu a pokrývá i overclocking. Nejsou spokojeni s jádrovými součástmi v jejich výrobním stavu, skenuje další loděnice a zvyšuje frekvence na všech významných frontách. Core i7-6950X je přetaktován na 4.2GHz napříč všemi jádry, zatímco obě jednotky GPU Titan X vidí frekvenci zesílení od 1,531MHz do 1,706MHz a paměť skočí na efektivní 10,360MHz.

Eager to see what £6,500 worth of overclocked, liquid-cooled and potent PC goodness can do in our benchmark suite? Then let’s take a look at some numbers.

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