Scan 3XS Sniper FT03 Nanu - Compact Gaming Systems

1/27/2013 6:16:42 PM

Compact gaming systems are increasing rapidly. Xbox 360 and PS3 are showing the power and graphics. If you have money, a compact PC as Scan 3XS Sniper FT03 may be your ideal game system for living room.

It is designed tightly, both in the compact configuration and leading hardware that Scan is inserted inside. Thanks to water-cooled processors, PC creates the small noise instead of the shrill sound of the air-cooled system although they have two low noise fans. It is even quieter when both sides are opened although it will never be a silent PC.

Scan 3XS Sniper FT03 Nanu

Scan 3XS Sniper FT03 Nanu

It has no surprise when you consider overclocked Intel Core i5-3570K, which runs at 4.4GHz, and overclocked graphics card EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti is huge with 2GB of memory. Performance that hardware creates is impressive. Sniper reached 142 points in our application test; it is in the middle of the strongest overclocked Ivy Bridge system we've ever seen. It also has more advantage than previous 3D games that require greatest strength, creating the frame speed at 78.6fps in Dirt 3 and 39fps in Crysis 2 at maximum quality. You will not encounter any problem when running the latest games at highest settings now and in the future. Graphics card has two DVI ports, one HDMI and one DisplayPort port, and you can connect many monitors with them at the same time.

There is no place on the small Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe Mini-ITX motherboard for another expansion card, and make sure they will not fit in the chassis. PC only has 2 memory slots, each of which is occupied by one module 4GB DDR3 RAM 1600MHz, and 4 SATA ports. Two of these are SATA3 and they connect with hard drive: 120GB SSD and a 2TB hard drive. SSD system drive ensures fast boot, fast reading and writing speeds for important applications. Although Windows 7 is not usually fast when booting with Windows 8, is it more stable for playing game because it is tested extensively with games and drivers.

Scan 3XS Sniper FT03 Nanu

That's entertainment

There is one thin device to read Blu-ray, almost invisible behind a slot in the front of the chassis. It is a great addition for this system and makes it more stable for home entertainment. Built-in wireless adapter supports 802.11n Wi-Fi on the 2.4GHz band but it cannot handle 5 GHz band Wi-Fi.

PC ports are located near the top of the system and on the side panels of the chassis. They are easy to access, so you do not need to find behind the computer for empty USB port. There is one black plastic grid that you can use to keep them neat although we find it difficult to fit when various cables are connected. Although the PC has pretty good protection to against dust, we make sure that you will want to clean the dust regularly.

Sniper FT03 Nanu has a total of 10 USB ports, six of which are USB3. It also has 2 SATA ports and one Gigabit Ethernet port. In terms of sound, it has 5.1 surrounded sound analogue output, headset ports and 3.5mm stereo mic and 1 optical S/PDIF output. If you have choice, we recommend sending sound to external surrounded speakers via HDMI output of the graphics card and one A/V receiver since it may be more convenient in a living room environment.

Sniper FT03 Nanu has a total of 10 USB ports.

Sniper FT03 Nanu has a total of 10 USB ports.

This is an expensive PC, and of course, you can buy one similar powerful system with less money. Some Windows 8 PC in our test group can meet that description. However, if you are enthusiastic gamers who want a PC to replace powerful gaming machine which is ​good for the living room, this system is a great product.


·         Price: $1,825

·         Processor Intel Core i5-3570K 4.4GHz

·         RAM: 8GB

·         Storage: SSD 120GB + 2TB hard drive

·         Graphics card: 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti

·         Optical drive: BD-ROM, DVD+/-RW+/-DL

·         Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

·         Dimension: 487x235x284mm

·         Energy consumption: 1W at standby, 75W at idle, 220W at operation mode

·         Warranty: 3 Years RTB (you can change new product in the first year)

·         Total point: 142

·         Multifunctional: 148

·         Dirt 3: 78.6fps

·         Crysis 2: 39fps


·         If you want an appropriate gaming machine for the living room as well as a console, this PC is for you.

·         Ratings: 4/5

PS4 game trailer XBox One game trailer
WiiU game trailer 3ds game trailer
Top 10 Video Game
-   Minecraft Mods - MAD PACK #10 'NETHER DOOM!' with Vikkstar & Pete (Minecraft Mod - Mad Pack 2)
-   Minecraft Mods - MAD PACK #9 'KING SLIME!' with Vikkstar & Pete (Minecraft Mod - Mad Pack 2)
-   Minecraft Mods - MAD PACK #2 'LAVA LOBBERS!' with Vikkstar & Pete (Minecraft Mod - Mad Pack 2)
-   Minecraft Mods - MAD PACK #3 'OBSIDIAN LONGSWORD!' with Vikkstar & Pete (Minecraft Mod - Mad Pack 2)
-   Total War: Warhammer [PC] Demigryph Trailer
-   Minecraft | MINIONS MOVIE MOD! (Despicable Me, Minions Movie)
-   Minecraft | Crazy Craft 3.0 - Ep 3! "TITANS ATTACK"
-   Minecraft | Crazy Craft 3.0 - Ep 2! "THIEVING FROM THE CRAZIES"
-   Minecraft | MORPH HIDE AND SEEK - Minions Despicable Me Mod
-   Minecraft | Dream Craft - Star Wars Modded Survival Ep 92 "IS JOE DEAD?!"
-   Minecraft | Dream Craft - Star Wars Modded Survival Ep 93 "JEDI STRIKE BACK"
-   Minecraft | Dream Craft - Star Wars Modded Survival Ep 94 "TATOOINE PLANET DESTRUCTION"
-   Minecraft | Dream Craft - Star Wars Modded Survival Ep 95 "TATOOINE CAPTIVES"
-   Hitman [PS4/XOne/PC] Alpha Gameplay Trailer
-   Satellite Reign [PC] Release Date Trailer