Scan FA299i DAW, i7 7800X, 16GB
Scan FA299i Professional Digital Audio Workstation with Intel i7 7800X and 16GB RAM
Scan FA299i Audio PC
The Scan FA299i is designed for both the more experienced user as well as professional studios, who may find themselves working with cutting edge tools and synths that may be able to overwhelm lesser powered machines. The market leading X299 platform offers outstanding performance capable of elevating your workflow to whole new levels. Based around our Intel i7 X299 audio configuration, the Scan FA299i takes the specification of our most popular high end configuration and gives you the ideal base to work with in your studio.
The FA299i specification comes complete with a 6 core + hyper-threading Intel i7 7800K CPU offering perhaps the best overall raw power to cost ratio to be found in the Intel range, offering a performance level that will see this machine tackling you projects with ease for years to come.
During our initial in house validation phase we test with all of the popular audio sequencers including industry leaders such as Cubase, Pro Tools, Sonar, Studio One, Reaper, Ableton & Bitwig to ensure the widest compatibility straight out of the box, meaning that you set it up with your audio interface & software of choice and be ready to go with the absolute minimum of fuss.
To install your applications on, we include a fast Samsung Evo 500GB SSD, which comes with your OS on and is ideal for running your sequencer and projects from, along with an additional 2TB mechanical drive for storage and sample libraries. Of course many users wish to migrate over older project drives or prefer to make sure that additional storage can be added the future as required, so we made sure that this case has 5 more drive bays, making it extremely easy to accommodate any future storage expansions that you may wish to carry out.
Other key features include 16GB of Corsair memory, which is suitable for most typical projects although once again we've made sure to leave plenty of room for extra expansion, allowing you to expand in years to come. The included Nvidia 1030 passive graphics card supports 3 simultaneous outputs over D-Sub (VGA) / HDMI / DVI allowing you plenty of output options and plenty of workspace to help optimize your workflow.
As with all of our studio orientated systems the performance to noise level is a key concern for us, where we always strive to ensure we get the maximum amount of performance with the least amount of disruptive background noise ensuring the performance is seen but not heard. In this FA299i specification, the system naturally runs warmer due to the class leading CPU's requiring more power than the low and midrange chips. To ensure this doesn't affect your workflow, we go with class leading cooling to match the CPU, with aftermarket cooling from Aerocool and Be Quiet! which all helps keep your system running at its very best.
This system is absolutely ideal for anyone really pushing the envelope, be it recording and editing on the fly or working on projects completely in the box, handling post production work or even scoring to film and video, the Scan FA299i has the power to handle all of those scenarios and many more all whilst being ready to ship to you today.
A fast CPU translates to higher VST counts along with a smoother, more responsive experience whist you work. The FA299i includes a powerful Intel Core i7 7800K which has six cores running at 3.5GHz with a 4.00GHz 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.
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 FA299i 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.
|Chassis||Fractal Design Define R4|
|Motherboard||ASUS PRIME X299-A|
|Processor||Intel Core i7 7800X "Skylake-X" Six Core 3.5 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo)|
|CPU Cooler||be quiet! Dark Rock 3|
|Memory||16GB Corsair Vengeance 2400MHz DDR4|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA GT 1030|
|Power Supply||550W EVGA G2|
|System Drive||500GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD|
|Storage Drive||2TB Toshiba HDD|
|Optical Drive||LG 24x DVD-RW|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64bit|
|Recovery Media||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)|
WHY BUY BUILT?
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.
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.
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.
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 hope 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.
|CPU Type||Intel Core i7|
|CPU Speed||3.5 GHz|
|CPU Boost/Turbo Speed||4.0 GHz|
|CPU Cores||6 Core|
|CPU Cooler||Air Cooler (Heatsink + Fan/s)|
|Motherboard Chipset||Intel X299|
|Motherboard Form Factor||ATX|
|Memory Speed||DDR4 - 2400|
|SSD Boot Drive Installed||Yes|
|SSD Boot Drive Type||2.5" SATA|
|SSD Boot Drive Capacity||500 GB|
|SSD Project Drive Installed||No|
|SSD Project Drive Type||N/A|
|SSD Project Drive Capacity||N/A|
|HDD Capacity||2000 GB|
|Screen Size||Monitor Not Included, Sold Separately|
|SLi/CrossFire Multi GPU System||No|
|GeForce GTX VR Ready||No|
|GPU Core Clock||1265 MHz|
|GPU Boost Clock||1518 MHz|
|GPU Memory Type||GDDR5|
|GPU Memory Clock||6008 MHz|
|GPU Memory Bit Rate||64 Bit|
|Graphics Card Connectors||
|Front / Side Panel||
|Other Motherboard Specifications|
|Keyboard & Mouse||No|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home (64 bit)|
|PSU Wattage||550 W|
|Case Form Factor||Mid Tower|
|Dimensions (Tower)||232 x 523 x 464 mm (WxHxD)|
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
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