Scan code: LN96517 Manufacturer code: FA9I

Audio Workstation with Intel Core i9 10900K and 32GB

3XS FA9i Audio Workstation, Intel Core i9 10900K, 32GB DDR4, 500GB SSD, 2TB, Win 10

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Scan code: LN96517 Manufacturer code: FA9I
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3XS FA9i

The 3XS FA9i is based around our ever-popular mid-range Intel system spec with this model featuring the Z490 chipset and i9 10900K 10C/20T CPU. This chip is Intel’s highest performer in the mid-range and has proven to be the most popular solution in the range. A great all-rounder, suitable for low latency recording or in the box production making it a great fit for any advanced home or small professional studio.

The system has 32GB of Corsair memory included, which we find is ample for a lot of production duties carried out on this level of machine. We do however ensure that we leave you two additional memory slots free, just so that if you should wish to expand further in the future then you will have an easy upgrade route ready and waiting.

We also include a super-fast 500GB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS NVMe drive for your Windows OS installation, which means that you should also have plenty of space in which to set up your sequencer of choice as well as all of your plugins. Alongside that OS drive, we also include an additional 2TB Seagate Barracuda mechanical drive for general storage and your sample libraries. Should you also wish to migrate over your old project drives or if you want to just ensure that you will be able to add in additional storage in the future, then rest assured that this system has another 4 SATA drive connections making it certain to be able to accommodate those too.

As with all of our studio-based systems, the performance to noise level is a key concern, where we always strive to ensure we get the maximum amount of performance with the least amount of disruptive system noise through careful component consideration.

As with all of our audio systems, the models found in our ready to ship series are all fully tested and configured to ensure the widest compatibility possible with common studio software programs, as well as to ensure the smoothest of experiences when running your studio's crucial tools and applications.

During this initial validation phase, we test with all the popular audio sequencers including industry leaders such as Cubase, Pro Tool, Sonar, Studio One, Ableton, Bitwig, Reaper and FL Studio in order to ensure the widest compatibility straight out of the box. This means that once you receive your system, you will be able to set it up along with your audio interface & software of choice and be ready to go with the absolute minimum of fuss.

The 3XS FA9i is pre-built and ready to ship for next-day delivery and comes with Windows 10 Home preinstalled and a premium 3-year warranty.

Key Features

Intel CPU

CPUs handle the sound generation and audio processing, making both a high clock speed & core count important.


System responsiveness is important for achieving the best recording experience.


Tested and optimized for your D.A.W software and pro-audio hardware.

Quiet Components

High quality cooling components are chosen to ensure a low noise profile.

Multi Monitor Support

This system supports up to 2 monitors to boost productivity.


Component Description
Chassis Fractal Design Define R6
Motherboard Asus Prime Z490-A
Processor Intel Core i9 10900K, 10C/20T, 3.7GHz – 5.3GHz
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock PRO 4
Memory 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666Hz DDR4
Graphics Card Intel UHD Graphics 630
Power Supply 650W be quiet! Straight Power 11 – 80PLUS GOLD
System Drive 500GB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS M.2 NVMe SSD
Storage Drive 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64bit
Recovery Media Recovery USB drive with system image and diagnostic software



4 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
3 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C


1 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x HDMI 2.0b


Intel 2.5 Gigabit LAN

Why buy a 3XS Audio Workstation?

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. Here are the key reasons to buy a 3XS Video Workstation.

7 Days Support 7 Days Support

Our engineers are available 7 days a week to help with any queries.

Awards and Reviews Trusted by you

3XS Workstations have won hundreds of awards in the media.

Next-day Delivery Next-day delivery

3XS Workstations are pre-built and tested in our factory to be delivered next-day.

3 Year Warranty 3 years warranty

3XS Workstations include a three-year warranty, so if anything goes faulty we’ll repair or replace it.

Returns 30 Day return Policy

If you’re not totally satisfied with your 3XS Workstation you can return it up to 30 days after delivery.

CPU Type Intel Core i9
CPU Model 10900K
Professionally Overclocked No
CPU Speed 3.7 GHz
CPU Boost/Turbo Speed 5.3 GHz
CPU Overclock Speed  
CPU Cores 10 Core
CPU Threads 20
CPU Cooler Air Cooler (Heatsink + Fan/s)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Z490
Motherboard Form Factor ATX
RAM Memory
Memory 32GB (2x16GB)
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Speed DDR4 - 2666
Graphics Intel
Graphics Chipset Intel HD Graphics 630
NVLink/SLi/CrossFire Multi GPU System No
Real-Time Ray Tracing No
VR Ready No
GPU Cores/Streams  
GPU Core Clock 350 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1150 MHz
GPU Memory Shared
GPU Memory Type Shared
GPU Memory Clock  
GPU Memory Bit Rate  
Graphics Card Connectors
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
  • 1 x DVI-D DL
Storage Drives
SSD Boot Drive Installed Yes
SSD Boot Drive Type M.2 PCIe (NVMe)
SSD Boot Drive Capacity 500 GB
Hard Drive Installed Yes
Hard Drive Type SATA HDD
Hard Drive Capacity 2000 GB
Additional Specifications
Operating System Windows 10 Home (64 bit)
Wireless LAN No
PSU Wattage 650 W
Colour Black
Case Form Factor Mid Tower
Dimensions (Tower) 233 x 448 x 535 mm (WxHxD)
Optical Drive DVD±RW
3DMark Overall  
3DMark GPU  
3DMark CPU  
Cinebench R20 Multi Thread  
Cinebench R20 Single Thread  
CrystalDiskMark 7.0 Read  
CrystalDiskMark 7.0 Write  
Metro Exodus 1080p  
Metro Exodus 1440p  
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 1080p  
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 1440p  
Red Dead Redemption II 1080p  
Red Dead Redemption II 1440p  
CS:GO 1080p  
CS:GO 1440p  
Fortnite 1080p  
Fortnite 1440p  
COD Warzone 1080p  
COD Warzone 1440p  
Back Panel
  • 1 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
  • 1 x Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
Front / Side Panel
  • 1 x Headphone Out
  • 1 x Mic In
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x USB 3.0
Additional Information
Scan Code LN96517
Model Number FA9I
GTIN 5055948913252

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36 months
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DOA Period:
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RTB Period:
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Manufacturer Contact Details
01204 474756
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3XS FA9i Audio Workstation, Intel Core i9 10900K, 32GB DDR4, 500GB SSD, 2TB, Win 10 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beauty with the Beast Very happy owner of the 3XS FA9i Audio Workstation. Scan were great at all stages of process; payment, delivery and post-stage. Delivery by DPD was amazingly quick too. Easy set up, all good to go and extra cables etc. The Nvme.2, (SSD) drive is insanely quick to boot up and runs all my music software. Pro Tools Ultimate, Ableton Live, Cubase, Nuendo, Splat, Reason, Flstudio and so forth... Expect a big box and a beast of a workstation inside and don't forget to remove extra protective packaging inside case. Everything built perfect, very quiet case (insulated too). When i bought this workstation in December 2019 it came with 16gb ram but now in January 2020 the new deal at the same price comes with 32gb ram- Even better deal now (though wish i waited an extra month to reap, hey ho... an extra 16bg) for folks.
Date published: 2020-01-31
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Can I drive two display monitors from this (FA9i)?

I need two hdmi or dvi ports. It’s hard to tell from the specs or images. I see one hdmi but can’t tell what else there is.
Asked by: Anonymous
Hi, This system features the following video outputs- DisplayPort 1.2 HDMI 1.4b I can confirm you can use both of these at once and both can be converted to HDMI/DVI with adapters quite easily. I hope this helps. Kind regards,
Answered by: 3XSAaron
Date published: 2020-02-20

Would it be possible to get this with 32gb memory and 2 2tb hard drives

It will bu used for photo editing (LR & PS mostly) and some video work up to 4K - can you also recomend what monitor would be ideal to view 4K video
Asked by: ChrisPW
Hi, Please send me your details directly to [email protected] and we will be able to arrange this and help you with your monitor selection. Kind regards,
Answered by: 3XSAaron
Date published: 2019-04-05
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Audio Workstation with Intel Core i9 10900K and 32GB
Audio Workstation with Intel Core i9 10900K and 32GB