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Review: Scan 3XS Z77 Performance Q10

by Parm Mann on 16 August 2012, 14:05 4.0

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Test Methodology

Comparison Systems - Part One

System name Chillblast Fusion Whisper Mini CyberPower Infinity Xtreme XT Dell Alienware Aurora R4 Dino PC Raptor X79 OC
Processor Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.2GHz Intel Core i7-3820 @ 4.56GHz Intel Core i7-3930K @ 4.1GHz Intel Core i7-3820 @ 4.4GHz
Cooler GELID Tranquillo Asetek 510LC Alienware Liquid Cooling Xigmatek Prime SD1484
Motherboard ASUS P8Z68-M PRO Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 Alienware mATX X79 ASUS Sabertooth X79
Memory Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 Kingston HyperX 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3 Hynix 16GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3
Memory speed 9-9-9-24-2T @ 1,600MHz 9-9-9-24-1T @ 1,600MHz 11-11-11-28-1T @ 1,600MHz 9-9-9-24-2T @ 1,600MHz
Graphics card(s) Gainward GeForce GTX 560 Ti Phantom 1GB PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB VTX3D Radeon HD 7950 2GB
Sound card Onboard high-definition audio Onboard high-definition audio Onboard high-definition audio Onboard high-definition audio
Primary storage 1TB Samsung HD103SJ HDD 64GB Kingston V+200 SSD 256GB Samsung PM810 SSD 60GB Corsair Force Series 3 SSD
Secondary storage - 1TB Samsung HD103SJ HDD 1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD 1TB Hitachi Deskstar HDD
Optical drive Samsung Blu-ray drive Lite-On IHES112-115 Blu-ray drive PLDS DH-24ABS DVD-RW Samsung SH-222B DVD-RW
PSU BeQuiet Straight Power CM (680W) CyberPower PSU (950W) Alienware PSU (875W) Xigmatek NRP-PC702 (700W)
Chassis Fractal Design Define Mini CoolerMaster Storm Enforcer Alienware Aurora ALX Zalman Z11 Plus
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Standard Warranty Two years collect-and-return Three years limited (three-year labour, one-year parts, one-month collect and return) One year next day in-home service Three years (three-year labour, one-year parts, 30-day collect and return)

Comparison Systems - Part Two

System name PC Specialist Vanquish XT-680 Scan 3XS Performance GTX Scan 3XS Z77 Performance GTX Scan 3XS Z77 Performance Q10
Processor Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.6GHz Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.7GHz Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.6GHz Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.4GHz
Cooler CoolIT ECO II ALC Fat Boy Cogage Arrow Thermalright HR-02 Macho Thermalright Archon
Motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
Memory Kingston HyperX 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3 Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3
Memory speed 9-9-9-24-1T @ 1,600MHz 9-9-9-24-2T @ 1,600MHz 9-9-9-24-2T @ 1,600MHz 9-9-9-24-2T @ 1,600MHz
Graphics card(s) Palit GeForce GTX 680 2GB EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Gainward GeForce GTX 660 Ti Phantom 2GB
Sound card Onboard high-definition audio Onboard high-definition audio ASUS Xonar DG Onboard high-definition audio
Primary storage 120GB Kingston HyperX SSD 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD 120GB Corsair Force Series 3 120GB Corsair Force Series 3
Secondary storage 1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD - 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
Optical drive LiteOn Blu-ray Drive / DVD-RW Pioneer DVD-RW Pioneer DVD-RW LG BH10LS38 Blu-ray Writer
PSU Corsair TX850 (850W) Corsair Gaming Series GS600 (600W) Corsair Gaming Series GS600 (600W) be quiet! Straight Power E9 CM (480W)
Chassis Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper Corsair Carbide Series 300R Corsair Carbide Series 300R Corsair Obsidian Series 550D
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Standard Warranty Three years (one-year collect-and-return, one-year parts, three-year labour) Three years (first year onsite, second year return-to-base with parts and labour, third year return-to-base with labour only) Three years (first year onsite, second year return-to-base with parts and labour, third year return-to-base with labour only) Three years (first year onsite, second year return-to-base with parts and labour, third year return-to-base with labour only)

Benchmarks

Geekbench A cross-platform benchmark used to measure memory and processor performance.
Cinebench Using Cinebench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses as many cores as possible.
PCMark 7 PCMark 7 combines various single- and multi-threaded CPU, Graphics and HDD tests to score overall system performance.
Aliens vs. Predator 1,920x1,080 resolution, 2xAA, 16xAF, very high quality.
Just Cause 2 1,920x1,080 resolution, 4xAA, 16x AF, very high quality.
3DMark 7 Run at the 'extreme' preset.
Temperature Noted for CPU idling, under Prime95 all-core load, and for GPU playing Aliens vs. Predator.
Power consumption Noted for system idling, under Prime95 all-core load, and for GPU playing Aliens vs. Predator.
Noise A PCE-318 noise level meter is placed at the front of the chassis. Noted for system idling, under Prime95 all-core load, and for GPU playing Aliens vs. Predator.