Reasons to Choose a 3XS System

3XS Systems is a UK based award-winning manufacturer of desktop PCs, workstations and servers.

Why Choose 3XS?

3XS Systems has been building thousands of PCs, workstations, laptops and servers every month for more than 20 years. A state-of-the-art factory in the UK houses our team of engineers and we have won hundreds of awards within the industry and from the press. Our 3XS philosophy is at the heart of everything we do:

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So what sets us apart?

Anyone can build a PC, so what really makes the difference between any old PC and a 3XS PC? For starters, our team has been designing and building PCs for over 20 years, so we have a huge amount of experience - moreover many of our team are hardened gamers or have professional graphics or video interests so they know exactly what they’d want from a system.

This gives us the edge in building highly reliable yet innovative systems that deliver the most performance for your budget. Here are a few benefits and attributes you’ll receive when buying a professionally built 3XS system.

The Highest Quality Components

Unlike other PC manufacturers we don't believe in cutting corners with our customers by using unbranded components. We're just as demanding as you are and expect our PCs to work reliably for years.

For this reason we have, over the years, built up close partnerships with the most respected component manufacturers - including AMD, Intel, NVIDIA and many more. So you have complete peace of mind, we’re open and honest about all the components used in our PCs with the brand and specification information available on every product page, quote and invoice so you know you’re choosing quality every time.

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Beware of PC manufacturers that recommend components that seem too cheap - there’s always a price to be paid later in terms of reliability and quality. At the same time, watch out for over-priced components too - such as unnecessarily large power supplies.

Modern PCs are far more power efficient than they were a few years ago and most 3XS systems simply don’t need 1kW of power. Our systems are constructed from selected components that provide a balance of value and cost, to guarantee you get the best price vs. performance systems on the market.


A Work of Art

We don't just build PCs in our state-of-the-art factory, we craft them. For instance, we route and tidy all the cables around the sides of the case. This not only makes your PC look great and easier to upgrade in the future, but eases airflow through the case resulting in a cooler and quieter PC. In addition, we can customise your PC for you - not just the components inside but also its appearance - so if you fancy a PC in an unusual shape or distinctive colour we’d love to hear from you.

You can see a selection of our previous custom builds below - we hope they inspire you to challenge us!

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Intensively Tested

Building a PC may only take a few hours, but installing all the software and ensuring that everything is configured properly and that the system runs correctly and is stable, takes up a huge amount of time.

By ordering a 3XS system our engineers take this painful process away, as all our systems undergo a strenuous quality control procedure which includes updating Windows, installing the latest drivers and motherboard BIOS. Overclocked systems receive an additional 24-hour burn-in test to ensure rock-solid stability.

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The End of Compatibility Headaches

It can take weeks to research the right combination of components, not just to ensure you get the most bang for your buck but to minimise the chance of one component being incompatible with another.

Whether you buy a system from our configurator or a custom spec system our engineers will do all this hard work for you, ensuring that when your system is delivered it performs flawlessly.


The 3XS Experience

When you buy a 3XS system you're not just buying a PC but a premium experience. Once we have processed your order you can use our website to track and trace the status of your 3XS system as it is built and tested by our engineers. You can see check out how fast your system is, as we push it through a rigorous set of performance and stability benchmarks. We’ll also send you regular updates via email on the status of your build including photos at every stage.

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Because we know that nothing is more frustrating than awaiting delivery of your order only to find it was damaged in transit. That’s why once your 3XS PC has passed our rigorous quality control procedure, any space inside the case will be filled with anti-static bubble wrap.

This has been specially developed for 3XS Systems and helps to protect your system when it is with our courier, and should be removed before turning on the system for the first time. We also double box all systems, with the inner box cushioned inside the larger outer box by a layer of shock-absorbing plastic air pockets.

When you receive your 3XS system, it will include a welcome pack, which covers detailed setup instructions and all the installed software, cables, paperwork and accessories that accompany your system. We also preinstall a Windows application on your system that has shortcuts to some helpful diagnostic tools and our contact details.

The 3XS Support application can be found running in the system tray in the bottom right corner of the task bar with a ‘3XS’ icon – simply right click on the icon to open the menu then left click on the option you want. All systems also ship with a USB recovery stick which includes a backup of the operating system. Simply insert the recovery stick and follow the instructions on screen and the recovery stick will refresh your system back to factory defaults, should you suffer any software instability or crashes

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Premium Support Warranty

All 3XS systems are covered by our premium 3-year warranty. This means that if your system develops a fault in its first year we can send an engineer to your home or office to repair it. In the remaining two years of the warranty we will still repair or replace any faulty parts, but do this from our state-of-the-art factory in Lancashire.

If you do encounter a problem with your PC our technical support team is available 7 days a week - 9am to 10pm Monday - Friday, 10am to 6pm on Saturdays and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.


Award Winning Systems

Our 3XS systems have won hundreds of awards over the years, so you know you’re getting a quality product backed by years of expertise.

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Accredited Organisation

Scan is proud to be ISO certified for compliance with a range of ISO management policies, and have been award the investors in People accreditation.

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