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It's a true DIY project. You can get it to work with the parts provided with the kit, if they aren't broken. Some of mine were...
The kits seem to have a lot of variation so you might get tight parts or loose parts. Just assemble it as best as you can. Make sure the Y and Z axis are loose enough to move freely but tight enough that they are not sloppy. The first thing you should print is a better shroud with a parts cooling fan. There are tons of them on Thingiverse. Then start printing replacement parts for the acrylics. They are good to have because the acrylics break easily when you over tighten them and you will over tighten them...
I watched a video the other day were the guy was really unimpressed with the kit but then printed a near perfect Benchy with it. I think that sums up the X3 really well.