It is vitally important that a pre built enthusiast grade system is shipped securely to the customer, otherwise you will be picking out broken components from the box. The PC Specialist Vortex XT-270FB arrives in a gargantuan, back breaking box which could house a small family.
Inside, there is a thin box on top of the system, which contains the peripherals. PC Specialist have included all the extra cables, manuals and driver discs. They also include a handy, well written reference manual for an inexperienced user which explains some of the technology and basic workarounds in case of problems.
The case is protected between two thick pieces of foam, and it is encased with a plastic cover to prevent marks during shipping. We will have a look at the shipping protection inside the case on the coming pages.