Review of the Scan Value V15 PC bundle
If you are looking for a pre-built gaming PC then you might be interested in our review of the Value V15 PC bundle from Scan.
This system is part of our Value Series, a range of computers designed specifically for gaming and the home office. Value PCs offer the latest components and dependable build quality at an affordable price. Unlike our 3XS Custom Series PCs which are built to order, Value PCs are pre-built, which allows Scan to keep the price down as it can buy components in bulk.
The Value V15 has been designed to demonstrate that you can get decent performance and features from an affordable PC. This is down in part to the combination of the quad-core Intel Core i5 3450 processor and 2GB MSI GeForce GT 640 graphics card. The system also includes 8GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR3 which runs at 1,600MHz.
You’ll also find a 500GB hard disk and DVD re-writer in the V15, while the SilverStone case has front mounted USB 3 ports for easy access.
Who are Scan?
From their website:
Scan Computers International Ltd (Scan) was founded by Mr Shelley Raja in 1987 and is now a family run business employing over 150 members of staff at its main office in Bolton. Scan has, over the years, built a solid reputation for being a quality and innovative supplier to the retail and etail markets.
Scan builds and supplies high-performance systems, PC hardware and software, and consumer electronics through the retail and etail markets.
Scan is no mere box shifter though. We invest heavily in training our staff and developing innovative services, such as the ability to trace the status of your order via our website, to ensure that our customers receive the best possible service. Don’t just take our word for it though – Scan has won numerous awards for its customer service, including ‘Specialist Retailer of the Year 2012′ as voted by the readers of PC Retail magazine, while the readers of Custom PC magazine voted Scan as the ‘Best PC Manufacturer 2012′ and ‘Best Retailer 2012′.
Scan prides itself on offering a wide range of hardware and software from the best manufacturers in the world. So whether you’re looking for a new CPU to upgrade an old PC, a new motherboard, memory or water-cooling system so you can overclock it better, a new graphics card to play the last games, an SSD or hard drive to upgrade the storage or the latest version of Windows, you should find everything you need on our website.
Our range of award-winning 3XS systems and pre-overclocked bundles are based around the philosophy of the three S’s – Specification, Service and Satisfaction.
|Case||SilverStone Precision PS05B|
|PSU||430W Corsair Builder Series|
|CPU||Intel Core i5 3450|
|Memory||8GB (2 x 4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance RAM 1,600MHz|
|Graphics Card(s)||2GB MSI GeForce GT 640|
|HDD||500GB Western Digital Blue, 7,200rpm, 16MB cache|
|CPU Cooler||Intel retail cooler|
|DVD||Samsung WriteMaster SH-S222BB/BEBE DVD Rewriter|
|Sound Card||Integrated in motherboard|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit|
|Keyboard & Mouse||None|
|Warranty||2 Years RTB (Parts and Labour)|