Scan FA99i DAW, Ready to Ship Audio Workstation

Scan FA99i - High End Intel i7 Audio Workstation, Ready to Ship

Scan 3XS Systems
Scan code: LN70337 Manufacturer code: X99 Audio Workstation Request call
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The Scan FA99i 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 X99 platform offers outstanding performance capable of elevating your workflow to whole new levels. Based around our Intel i7 X99 audio configuration, the Scan FA99i takes the specification of our most popular high end configuration and gives you the ideal base to work with in your studio.

The FA99i specification comes complete with a 6 core + hyperthreading Intel i7 6800K 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 730 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 FA99i 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 Sycthe 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 FA99i has the power to handle all of those scenarios and many more all whilst being ready to ship to you today.


Powerful Processing

A fast CPU translates to higher VST counts along with a smoother, more responsive experience whist you work. The FA99i includes a powerful Intel Core i7 6800K which has six cores running at 3.4GHz with a 3.8GHz 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 FA99i 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.


Component Description
Chassis Fractal Design Define R4
Motherboard Asus X99-Pro - USB 3.1
Processor Intel Core i7 6800K "Skylake" Six Core 3.4 GHz (3.8 GHz Turbo)
CPU Cooler Scythe Ninja 4
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance 2400MHz DDR4
Graphics Card Gainward NVIDIA GT 730 Passive
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 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)


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 Model 6800K
Professionally Overclocked No
CPU Speed 3.4 GHz
CPU Boost/Turbo Speed 3.6 GHz
CPU Cores 6 Core
CPU Threads 12
CPU Cooler Air Cooler (Heatsink + Fan/s)
Motherboard Chipset Intel X99
Motherboard Form Factor ATX
RAM Memory
Memory 16GB (4x4GB)
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Speed DDR3 - 2400
Storage Drives
SSD Boot Drive Installed Yes
SSD Boot Drive Type 2.5" SATA
SSD Boot Drive Capacity 250 GB
SSD Project Drive Installed No
SSD Project Drive Type N/A
SSD Project Drive Capacity N/A
SSHD Installed No
SSHD Capacity N/A
HDD Installed Yes
HDD Capacity 2000 GB
Screen Size Monitor Not Included, Sold Separately
Screen Type  
Resolution *See Above*
Graphics NVIDIA
Graphics Chipset GeForce GT 730
SLi/CrossFire Multi GPU System No
GeForce GTX VR Ready No
GPU Cores/Streams 384
GPU Core Clock 902 MHz
GPU Boost Clock  
GPU Memory 2GB
GPU Memory Type GDDR3
GPU Memory Clock  
GPU Memory Bit Rate 64 Bit
Graphics Card Connectors
  • 1 x D-Sub (VGA)
  • 1 x DVI-D DL
  • 1 x HDMI
Back Panel
  • 1 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
  • 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module (802.11ac & BT 4.0)
  • 2 x Audio I/O
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
  • 1 x SPDIF Out (Optical)
  • 4 x USB 2.0
  • 4 x USB 3.0
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Type-A
  • 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button
Front / Side Panel
  • 1 x Headphone
  • 1 x Mic In
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x USB 3.0
Other Motherboard Specifications
Optical Drive DVD±RW
Keyboard & Mouse No
Webcam No
Wireless LAN Yes
Operating System Windows 10 Home (64 bit)
Colour Black
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
Manufacturer Contact Details
01204 474756
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Questions & Answers

Is it possible to add some firewire ports?

Extremely interested in purchasing this Computer, However, my Focusrite Saffire 56 preamp runs via Firewire. If some firewire ports could be added I'd like to make a purchase. If possible, how would it effect the price? How would I purchase it with the added ports? Thanks
Asked by: Strike
Hi, We can add a PCIe Firewire card to your order for you and simply add on the pricing to the system. I would recommend the following- I hope this helps. Kind regards,
Answered by: 3XSPhil
Date published: 2017-05-08
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Scan FA99i DAW, Ready to Ship Audio Workstation
Scan FA99i DAW, Ready to Ship Audio Workstation