PCSpecialist Vanquish Z11 System Review

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SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility. It should provide most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices whether hardware or software.

Sandra is a (girl’s) name of Greek origin that means “defender”, “helper of mankind”. We think that’s quite fitting.

It works along the lines of other Windows utilities, however it tries to go beyond them and show you more of what’s really going on. Giving the user the ability to draw comparisons at both a high and low-level. You can get information about the CPU, chipset, video adapter, ports, printers, sound card, memory, network, Windows internals, AGP, PCI, PCI-X, PCIe (PCI Express), database, USB, USB2, 1394/Firewire, etc.

Native ports for all major operating systems are available:

  • Windows XP, 2003/R2, Vista, 7, 2008/R2 (x86)
  • Windows XP, 2003/R2, Vista, 7, 2008/R2 (x64)
  • Windows 2003/R2, 2008/R2* (IA64)
  • Windows Mobile 5.x (ARM CE 5.01)
  • Windows Mobile 6.x (ARM CE 5.02)

All major technologies are supported and taken advantage of:

  • SMP – Multi-Processor
  • MC – Multi-Core
  • SMT/HT – Hyper-Threading
  • MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE 4.1, SSE 4.2, AVX, FMA – Multi-Media instructions
  • GPGPU, DirectX, OpenGL – Graphics
  • NUMA – Non-Uniform Memory Access
  • AMD64/EM64T/x64 – 64-bit extensions to x86
  • IA64 – Intel* Itanium 64-bit

The i5 3570k may only be a quad core processor, but when overclocked it delivers high levels of performance. The 1,600mhz Kingston memory also scores well considering the modest speeds.

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  • Joe
    February 14, 2013
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    I built a system for the same price. Very closely matched actually, except my cable routing is a mess.

    They seem a good company.

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  • Wilker
    February 14, 2013
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    Never even seen that case before, looks very aggressive. I like it.

    Seems like a good well balanced system, only thing I would change would be the cooler. get the H60 and overclock it to 4.7 or 4.8. only £30 more.

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  • Andi
    February 14, 2013
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    GOod company, my friend bought the last system Kitguru reviewed from them and he loves it. this looks good too.

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  • Vhero
    February 14, 2013
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    this isnt available on their site I looked everywhere for this system as there finance options are really great. Pay within a year and pay Zero interest.

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  • Zardon
    February 14, 2013
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    Vhero, its a special system deal – link is in the conclusion page – https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/reviews/

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  • Vanquish Lover
    February 14, 2013
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    Absolutely LOVE this system. Saving now.

  • stuey
    February 14, 2013
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    I have this case it has great cooling and is very quiet even though it has five fans as standard

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