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Scan 3XS Z77 FT03 Nanu review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £1278
inc VAT

If you want a gaming powerhouse that’ll fit your sitting room as well as a console, this PC’s for you


4.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K, 8GB RAM, N/A display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


There’s also a slimline Blu-ray reader, almost invisible behind a foam-lipped slot at the front of the case. It’s a great addition to this system and makes it all the more suitable for connecting to your TV for all your gaming and home entertainment needs. There’s also a built-in wireless adaptor that supports 802.11n Wi-Fi on the 2.4GHz band, although it can’t handle 5GHz-band Wi-Fi.

All of the PC’s ports are at the top of the system, slightly below the top of the case’s side panels. They’re very easy to access, so there’s no fumbling around the back of your computer for the USB port you’re sure you left empty. There’s a black plastic grille that you can use to help organise them, although we found it difficult to fit when lots of different cables were connected. Although the inside of the PC is fairly well protected against dust and fluff, you’ll probably want to dust the ports themselves with some regularity.

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There are a total of 10 USB ports and six of them are USB3. There are also two SATA ports, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. For sound, there are 5.1 analogue surround sound outputs, 3.5mm stereo mic and headphone ports and an optical S/PDIF output. If you’ve got the option, we recommend sending audio through to external surround sound speakers via the graphics card’s HDMI output and an AV receiver, particularly in a sitting room setup.

This is an expensive PC and you could certainly get a similarly powerful system for a lower price, but if you’re a keen gamer who wants a powerful and well-made console-replacement PC for your sitting room, this system is a great buy.

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Basic Specifications

Rating ****
Processor Intel Core i5-3570K
Processor external bus 100MHz (DMI)
Processor multiplier x44
Processor clock speed 4.4GHz
Processor socket LGA1155
Memory 8
Memory type PC3-12800
Maximum memory 16GB
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe
Motherboard chipset Intel Z77


USB2 ports (front/rear) 10/0
Firewire ports (front/rear) 0/0
eSATA ports (front/rear) 2/0
Wired network ports 1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support 802.11n

Internal Expansion

Case mini PC
PCI-E x1 slots (free) 0 (0)
PCI-E x16 slots (free) 1 (0)
Free Serial ATA ports 1
Free memory slots 0
Free 3.5in drive bays 2

Hard Disk

Hard disk model(s) Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD + Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001-1CH164
Interface SATA3 + SATA2
Total storage capacity 2,120GB


Graphics card(s) 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti
Graphics/video ports 2x DVI , HDMI, DisplayPort


Sound Realtek ALC898
Sound outputs 5.1 line out, optical S/PDIF out, line out, mic in
Speakers none

Removable Drives

Supported memory cards none
Optical drive type(s) BD-ROM, DVD+/-RW +/-DL


Screen model none
Native resolution N/A
Screen inputs N/A

Other Hardware

Keyboard none
Mouse none


Software included none
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Operating system restore option Windows disc

Buying Information

Warranty three years RTB (first year collect and return)
Price £1,278

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