The Scan FAi Compact edition, is the ready to ship version of one of our smallest systems for when space is at a premium, but you still need great performance from your workstation.
Packed into a deminutive 265mm x 411mm x 381mm (W x H x D) form factor, the Aerocool Dead Silent case this system is based around has a superb layout matched with excellent cooling. With a 20cm fan at the front and 12cm on the exhaust allong with the capability of mounting a full size cooler on the CPU, this ensures that low speed cooling can be used throughout ensuring the minimum of background noise that can be associated with using smaller fan solutions often found on smaller cases.
The system includes a Intel i5 6600 CPU, offering 4 cores and a 3.3GHz (3.9Ghz) clock speed, which we tend to find is ideal for tracking, editing and group recording situations, and it also comes fitted with 16GB of RAM which should prove more than enough those tasks in hand.
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 250B SSD, which comes with your OS on and is ideal for running your sequencer and projects from, along with an additional 1TB mechanical drive for storage and sample libraries.
The FAi Compact is a small system with full sized features and capable of handling a wide range of production tasks, meaning that this system could prove the perfect fit for your studio.
A fast CPU translates to higher VST counts along with a smoother, more responsive experience whist you work. The FAi Compact includes a powerful Intel Core i5 6600 which has four cores running at 3.3GHz with a 3.9GHz 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 FAi Compact 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.
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.