3XS FA7i Audio Workstation, Intel Core i7 9700K "Coffee Lake", 16GB DDR4, 500GB SSD, 1TB, Win 10
Our 3XS FA7i system is based around the latest Intel "Coffee Lake" range refresh and offers this model offers the i7 9700K 8-core CPU solution. 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, and to ensure the smoothest of experiences when running your studios crucial tools and applications.
During this initial validation phase, we test with all of 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 system has 16GB 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 wish to expand further in the future then you will have an easy upgrade route ready and waiting.
We also include a fast 500GB Samsung 860 EVO SSD for your Windows OS installation, which means that you should also have plenty of space in which to setup your sequencer of choice as well as all of your plugins. Alongside the OS SSD, we also include an additional 1TB Seagate Barracuda mechanical drive for general storage and your sample libraries. If you also wish to migrate over your old project drives or if you wish to ensure that you can add in additional storage in the future, then rest assured that the case in this system has 6 more drive bays making it certain to be able to accommodate any future storage expansion that you wish to carry out.
This i7 based configuration offers, as sizable amount of performance is second only to its i9 9900K big brother in the Intel’s current mid-range line-up. With its lack of hyper-threading but larger number of “true cores”, it offers a sizable amount of performance for anyone’s home or project studio. The lack of shared cores through Hyper-threading can make this particularly suitable for anyone recording at super low ASIO buffer rates, where artists should be able to extract the upmost performance from these chips. 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.
A fast CPU translates to higher VST counts along with a smoother, more responsive experience whist you work. The FA7i includes a powerful Intel Core i7 9700K which has eight cores running at 3.6GHz with a 4.9GHz 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 FA7i 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 R6|
|Motherboard||ASUS PRIME Z390-A|
|Processor||Intel Core i7 9700K "Coffee Lake" 3.6GHz Eight Core|
|CPU Cooler||Be Quiet! Shadow Rock 2|
|Memory||16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666Hz DDR4|
|Graphics Card||Intel UHD Graphics 630|
|Power Supply||500W Be Quiet! Pure Power 11 CM - 80PLUS GOLD|
|System Drive||500GB Samsung 860 EVO SSD|
|Storage Drive||1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD|
|Optical Drive||ASUS 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)|
|Accessories||3XS Branded Corsair MM300 Mouse Pad, 3XS Mug & Cable Tie|
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.
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.
We Deliver both LOCAL and NATIONAL See below for how!
1. LOCAL EVENING DELIVERY - Includes St Helens, Widnes, Liverpool, Warrington, Wirral, Chester, Manchester, Southport, Bolton, any area within the M60 or within a 25 mile radius of Liverpool. We deliver these areas with our own driver who delivers in the evening so please don't add a work address unless you are there in the evening. Delivery is normally within a few working days from your order but are not confirmed until the delivery day. You will be called by our mobile number which will be in your confirmation email.
If you are unsure of your area being within our local driver area or need a delivery on a specific day please email us before ordering. You can also contact us by phone on 0151 228 2288 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Some areas slightly outside may also be delivered during the evening but may not be within 3 days.
2. COURIER DELIVERY - If you are outside of our area or are only available during the day please choose our courier service. We ship within a few days but delivery may take up to 48 hours and is only working days and hours. Delivery is between 9am and 6pm.
Contact us by Telephone 0151 228 2288 our opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm and Sat & Sun 12-5pm
When you buy from us you are buying from a highly experienced and qualified team of engineers who have been in the business for over 22 years. All PCs are constructed using some of the industries best quality components, then built professionally and tested thoroughly so we can give you a 3 year warranty with confidence.