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FA5i DAW with Intel i5 9600K and 16GB

3XS FA5i Audio Workstation, Intel Core i5 9600K "Coffee Lake", 16GB DDR4, 250GB SSD, 1TB, Win 10

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Scan code: LN58576 Manufacturer code: LN58576
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3XS FA5i

Our entry level FA5i spec makes the perfect tracking and melt-tracking solution for any project studio or indeed a highly competent machine for anyone just starting out recording at home. The 3XS FA5i is based around Intel's "Coffee Lake" hexa-Core i5 9600K CPU. As with all of our audio systems, the models found in our ready to ship series are all tested and configured to ensure the widest compatibility possible with common studio software programs, as to ensure the smoothest running of all of your tools and applications.

The main drive in this system is a fast Samsung Evo 250GB SSD, which comes with your OS on installed upon it and is ideal for running your sequencer and projects off. Alongside the OS drive, we also include an additional 1TB WD Blue mechanical drive for storage and sample libraries. If you wish to migrate over your old project drives or make sure, you can add in additional storage in the future, the case has 5 more drive bays making it easy to expand accommodate any future expansion you wish to carry out.

The system has 16GB of Corsair memory included, which we find is a great amount for even the most demanding of tracking & editing duties carried out on this level of machine, but we also make sure to leave two more slots free in case of future upgrade plans should you find yourself needing more in the future.

This i5-based configuration lends itself well to those artists who are running project studios where multi-track recording & editing their projects are the key concern, and the recordings have less emphasis on soft synth sound generation or other such CPU heavy tasks and is more suited to the treatment and postproductions of live sound and band studio recording sessions. As with all of our studio-based systems, the performance to noise level is a key concern and as always, we strive to ensure that we get the maximum amount of performance with the least amount of disruptive background noise ensuring that the performance is seen but not heard.

Detailed Overview

Powerful Processing

A fast CPU translates to higher VST counts along with a smoother, more responsive experience whist you work. The FA5i includes a powerful Intel Core i5 9600K which has six cores running at 3.7GHz with a 4.6GHz turbo that delivers maximum performance when you need it.

Testing & Validation

By testing & validating with all of the major sequencers during the system design phase, we aim to ensure all the teething issues are worked out well before you receive it. This will help to ensure you get setup as smothly as possible and keep you productive by ensuring a great day to day experience.

Extremely Quiet

Low noise levels are cruical in the studio enviroment where recording may be taking place, so all of our 3XS studio machines are designed around low noise components and quiet cases. This will help to ensure that you can mix and produce without distractions.

Lightning Fast Storage

Nobody likes waiting for their applications to load, so the FA5i includes an SSD instead of an old fashioned HDD. SSDs use sold-state memory, so you can boot into Windows, load applications and projects in a fraction of the time of a mechanical HDD.

Detailed Specifications

Component Description
Chassis Cooler Master Silencio 452
Motherboard ASUS PRIME Z390-P
Processor Intel Core i5 9600K "Coffee Lake" Six-Core 3.7 GHz (4.6 GHz Turbo)
CPU Cooler Be Quiet! Shadow Rock Slim
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666Hz DDR4
Graphics Card Intel UHD Graphics 630
Power Supply 500W Be Quiet! PURE POWER 11 – 80PLUS GOLD
System Drive 250GB Samsung 860 EVO SSD
Storage Drive 1TB Western Digital Blue HDD
Optical Drive LG 24X DVD-RW
Networking Intel LAN
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64bit
Recovery Media Recovery USB drive with system image and diagnostic software
Warranty 3 Year Premium Warranty - 1st Year Onsite, 2nd & 3rd Year Return to Base (inc Parts & Labour)
Accessories 3XS Branded Corsair MM300 Mouse Pad, 3XS Mug & Cable Tie


Professionally Built PCs vs Self-Built

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 more than 20 years, so we have a huge amount of experience in building highly reliable systems that deliver the most performance for your budget. These are the benefits you receive when buying a professionally built 3XS system versus building a system yourself.

No 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.

Intensively Tested

Building a PC only takes a few hours, but installing all the software and making sure that everything is configured properly and that your software runs stably 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 stability.

Peace of Mind

Unfortunately PC components do occasionally fail, and when this happens if you’ve built your PC yourself you’re on your own. However, with a professionally built Scan 3XS system you’re no longer alone. Our technical support team is available 7 days a week, from 9am to 10pm Mon - Fri, 10am to 6pm on Saturdays and 10am to 4pm on Sundays. Click here for more info on how to get technical support for your 3XS system.

If our support team is unable to fix your system remotely and it’s still under warranty we’ll either send out an engineer to visit your home or office or repair it or have it repaired in our state of the art factory in Lancashire.

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 colour we look forward to hearing from you.

Widely Acclaimed

Our 3XS PCs have won hundreds of awards in the press from publications such as Custom PC, Develop3D, Expert Reviews, HEXUS, PC Gamer and PC Pro. In addition 3XS has won Custom PC’s annual Dream PC competition every year it has run since 2007. You can read all our reviews here plus customer reviews on the configurator.

Rapid Delivery

Sometimes you just need a system right now. Maybe your existing system has kicked the bucket or you’ve found that your old workhorse can’t cope with the latest game or application you just bought. F-series systems are pre-built and tested in our factory, so can be collected same day or delivered next-day to your home or office.

Warranty & Technical Support

Another key difference is that all Scan 3XS Custom Series PCs 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'll still repair or replace any faulty parts, but do this from our state of the art factory in Lancashire. Click here for more info on how to get technical support for your 3XS system.


Please note your statutory rights are not affected.

For further information regarding Scan's warranty procedure please see our terms and conditions

24 months
Return to base
DOA Period:
7 days
RTB Period:
24 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
01204 474756
Questions & Answers
FA5i DAW with Intel i5 9600K and 16GB
FA5i DAW with Intel i5 9600K and 16GB