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Originally Posted by Ph4ZeDIt only has a relationship in the same way that Crysis 2 and other games are advertised on the site, as are lots of hardware manufacturers do too, like OCZ, Gigabyte, G.Skill, etc etc.
Today sees the launch of a partnership between bit-tech and Scan Computers. We've worked with Scan for years on both the bit-tech and Custom PC side of things, with Scan supplying us early access to kit, and components for labs and features. Let's not forget their Dream PC either. Most of the team have ordered kit from Scan at one time or another, too.
Originally Posted by tonyd223look - I'm old and silly - how does cool air get into the case is all the fans are exhaust?
Originally Posted by soviet_Why would anyone spend an obscene amount of money on a PC housed in a case with those horrific decals plastered on it? Money can't buy taste apparently
Originally Posted by ClaaveThey're laser-cut holes, not stickers - please read our articles before posting.
Originally Posted by NuTechDoesn't Bit-tech have (or had?) a business relationship with Scan? If so, doesn't reviewing one of their products pose a slight conflict?
Wouldn't bring it up usually, but I cannot remember the last time I saw a pre-built PC reviewed by Bit...
Originally Posted by CardJoeWe have a business relationship in the sense that they advertise with us and in the magazine, yes. However, those sides of the business (advertising and editorial) are kept separate purely to avoid the conflicts of interest. The editorial team is autonomous and trained to ensure that advertising doesn't affect the standing of the reviews they write.
We have reviewed pre-built PC before (though, as you say, not in a long time), but that's no reason not to do when the content is relevant and the samples available. You may well see more PCs like this reviewed in the future across the magazine and website.
Originally Posted by koaschtenWell the obvious fail in this box is definitly trying to cool an overclocked i7-2600k and a GTX590 with a single radiator that is either 360 or a 420... nonetheless, too little surface area.
Originally Posted by tonyd223top fan is exhaust (says so in the review), bottom 5 are exhaust, psu is exhaust - only intake I can see are the side panel mesh gashes - so of course the temps are high - there's no cold air getting into the case!
Originally Posted by Tech NoObActually the top fan maybe drawing air out. Weird fan logistics. Too pricey as well. You could probably build the system for half the price.
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