Scan 3XS FT03 ROG SLI Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅30-01-12
Closer Look (Internal)
We’ll now take a look inside 3XS FT03 ROG SLI. To remove the side panels you just need to firmly slide each panel in an upwards motion. Upon removing the custom built system components can be seen. The most significant and immediate aspect to draw attention is the unique layout of all components within the FT03. Everything has been rotated 45 degrees meaning that any heat generated from major components will rise towards the top of the case and away from the system. There is just enough space for a dual graphics card configuration and as well as there being an Akasa Apache Silent 120mm fan on either side of the CPU cooler there is also an exhaust fan at the very top to create strong positive airflow. It will be interesting to see how effective the cooling is inside the FT03 a little later.

Behind the motherboard tray is where the storage devices, used and redundant power cables are found. It’s quite a nice idea to have such devices stored behind the motherboard tray and out of sight though for heat/airflow there is no cooling.

Something worth mentioning is the attention to detail that 3XS engineers have taken to with the cable management and presentation. Everything is extremely tidy!

A different take on case design

Behind the motherboard tray cables and storage devices

As mentioned on the previous page the top of the FT03 features the I/O panel – with the large mesh cover removed the ports and exhaust fan can be clearly seen. With such a layout the heat will comfortably dissipate out of the system (as we all know, heat rises). Plugging in a device like a USB memory stick is now a problem of the past with this helpful design.

I/O ports are located at the top of the case – very handy

Side mesh cover removed – sneak preview inside

Though there are two areas taken for the storage devices there is another spot available for mounting another 3.5” drive should you desire. This particular spot has a levered cover and ports ready for plugging in the device.

An additional spot for increasing storage capacity

With a brief inspection of the internal aspects complete let’s take a closer look at the significant, key components that make up the Scan 3XS FT03 ROG SLI over the page.

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