Gaming PC Buyers Guide

Scan 3XS

Scan 3XS Gaming PCs

Scan makes the fastest, most reliable gaming PCs, built using high-quality branded components from market leaders such as Intel, AMD, Asus, Corsair and EVGA. Our PCs have won hundreds of awards in the media and are backed by a best-in-class three-year warranty and technical support team that is available seven days a week.

Gaming desktop PCs not only cost as much or as little as you want to spend, but also come in a huge variety of shapes, sizes and colours. Scan offers a huge range to choose from, with over 100 pre-built ready-to-ship gaming PCs, plus our configurator that allow you to spec up a PC just the way you want.

Step 1 - Performance

On our website we list our pre-built gaming PCs by two primary characteristics, whether it has an AMD Radeon or an NVIDIA GEFORCE GRAPHICS CARD. We do this because the graphics card is the most important component in a gaming PC, with more powerful cards providing smoother frame rates and higher quality graphics in demanding games. Each of these category names is preceded by the tag ‘Entry-Level’, ‘Mid-Range’ or ‘High-End’ to give you an at glance comparison of their capabilities; if you’d like to learn more we’ve also produced an NVIDIA graphics card buyers guide and AMD graphics card buyers guide with more detail.

As a second option we’ve also listed our gaming PCs by which Intel CPU they have in them, from the Entry-Level Pentium CPUs to the High-End Core i9. Again, we’ve also produced an Intel desktop CPU buyer’s guide to help guide you through this range.

Step 2 - Quality

Once you’ve selected the graphics card or CPU that you want, you’re presented with a list of all the gaming PCs with those components. Every one of these gaming PCs belongs to a range of systems, with an overarching theme that ties all the systems together. In this buyers guide we’ll explore the key features of each these ranges so you can reach the right decision of which gaming PC to buy.

Scan Gamer Gaming PCs

Scan Gamer PC
2 year Warranty Year Warranty
Rating System Value for Money

Scan Gamer PCs are based on the latest Intel and AMD PROCESSORS and provide a cost-effective entry into the world of PC gaming. Scan Gamer PCs are built using branded components and are covered by a two-year warranty.

Component Quality

CPU Cooler
Good
Motherboard
Good
Power Supply
Good

Intel Processor Options

Intel Pentium, Core i3 i5 i7

AMD Processor Options

AMD Ryzen 3 5 7

3XS Gamer Gaming PCs

3XS Gamer PC
3 Year Warranty Year Warranty
Rating System Value for Money

These systems are the first step on the ladder of our 3XS Systems, and built using high quality components such as low-noise CPU coolers and more advanced cases than Scan Gamer PCs. 3XS Gamer PCs are covered by our industry-leading three-year warranty.

Component Quality

CPU Cooler
Better
Motherboard
Better
Power Supply
Better

Intel Processor Options

Intel Core i3 i5 i7

AMD Processor Options

AMD Ryzen 3 5 7

3XS Performance Gaming PCs

3XS Performance PC
Overclocked PCs Overclocked CPUs
3 Year Warranty Year Warranty
Rating System Value for Money

3XS Performance gaming PCs build on Gamer PCs by introducing higher rated components that support overclocking, giving you a more responsive experience and faster frame rates in games. Consider a 3XS Performance PC for a faster gaming experience. 3XS Performance PCs are covered by our industry-leading three-year warranty.

Component Quality

CPU Cooler
Best
Motherboard
Best
Power Supply
Better

Intel Processor Options

Intel Core i5 i7

3XS Vengeance Gaming PCs

3XS Vengeance PC
Overclocked PCs Overclocked CPUs
3 YEar Warranty Year Warranty
Rating System Value for Money

3XS Vengeance gaming PCs build on Performance PCs and are built using best-in-class components such as lightning fast NVME M.2 SSDs, HIGH-END CASES, watercooling and super-efficient power supplies. Consider a 3XS Vengeance PC for a premium gaming experience.

Component Quality

CPU Cooler
Ultimate
Motherboard
Ultimate
Power Supply
Ultimate

Intel Processor Options

Intel Core i5 i7 i9

AMD Processor Options

AMD Ryzen 5 7

3XS Carbon Gaming PCs

3XS Carbon PC
Overclocked PCs Overclocked CPUs
3 Year Warranty Year Warranty
Rating System Value for Money

3XS Carbon gaming PCs include all the same best-in-class components as a Vengeance PC, but feature ultra-powerful Intel Core i9. These high-end CPUs feature a ton of cores and cache, making them ideal for doing lots at once such as gaming and streaming at the same time, and processor intensive tasks such as 3D rendering and video editing.

Component Quality

CPU Cooler
Ultimate
Motherboard
Ultimate
Power Supply
Ultimate

Intel Processor Options

Intel Core i9

Special Edition Gaming PCs

We also build two ranges of special edition gaming PCs. These two ranges, Aura and Fluid, are based on the standard Gamer, Vengeance and Carbon systems, and feature enhanced RGB lighting and cooling for the ultimate gaming experience.

AURA Edition Gaming PCs

3XS AURA PC Powered by ASUS

AURA gaming PCs are part of our Powered by ASUS range, and are built using the finest quality ASUS components to give you the best experience in the latest PC games. Featuring ASUS motherboards with RGB lighting, Intel LAN and SupremeFX audio plus ASUS graphics cards with RGB lighting. The RGB lighting system is fully programmable, providing a choice of twelve lighting themes and millions of colour combinations. Aura systems are built in cases made from transparent plastic or tempered glass so you can fully appreciate all the awesome components inside. Look out for the Powered by Asus logo to ensure a great gaming experience.

Fluid Edition Gaming PCs

3XS Fluid PC

Any PC with Fluid in its name represents the pinnacle of 3XS Systems. Only the very best Vengeance and Carbon systems get the Fluid treatment, giving you the ultimate bespoke PC experience.

Fluid PCs feature state-of-the-art watercooling such as hardline acrylic tubing, high quality EK waterblocks, custom fan profiles and massively overclocked CPUs and graphics cards, all of which means that Fluid PCs are fastest and quietest PCs money can buy. We build Fluid PCs inside stunning tempered glass and acrylic cases so they look the part too.

Gaming PC Summary

This table shows the key characteristics of each model of the Scan gaming PC range. Don’t forget, we also offer special AURA and Fluid edition versions of many of these PCs as well.

Scan Gamer 3XS Gamer 3XS Performance 3XS Vengeance 3XS Carbon
Overclocked CPU No No Yes Yes Yes
CPU Cooler GOOD BETTER BEST ULTIMATE ULTIMATE
Motherboard GOOD BETTER BEST ULTIMATE ULTIMATE
Power Supply GOOD BETTER BETTER ULTIMATE ULTIMATE
Warranty 2 YEARS 3 YEARS 3 YEARS 3 YEARS 3 YEARS
Value for Money 10 / 10 9 / 10 8 / 10 7 / 10 7 / 10

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