For the professional user - Up to 64GB RAM!
The stock Silent Mid-Tower case (acoustically treated to minimize noise) is sturdy and roomy with a total of 10 drive bays.
Upgrade to the Deluxe version if you want to run more than two 5.25" drives.
The stock 600w power-supply is quiet.
Both the 750w and 850w units are ultra quiet (fan only runs under heavy loads).
If you're running many bus-powered peripherals, lots of internal drives, or dual high-end video cards... select the 850w model.
The 7700k (four cores) provides eight processing threads (eight virtual cores) at 4.5GHz.
The 6700k (four cores) provides eight processing threads (eight virtual cores) at 4.2GHz.
The 7600k (four cores) provides four processing threads at 4.2GHz
The 6600k (four cores) provides four processing threads at 3.7GHz
For the small difference in cost, we recommend the 7700k for most users.
16GB to 32GB (dual-channel) is sufficient for most users.
For hard-core composers, the Pro Studio allows up to 64GB.
SSD as OS drive is certainly nice... but not an absolute necessity (conventional HD is fine).
With a SSD, the machine boots quicker, apps open quicker, and navigating the OS is a little more "snappy".
A conventional HD can sustain over 100 solid/contiguous 24Bit/44.1k tracks of audio.
No need for SSD as Audio drive... (unless you're working at higher sample-rates).
Disk-streaming sample libraries is where SSD really shines.
2.5" SSDs sustain over 500MB/Sec (three times the speed of a conventional HD).
PCIe SSDs sustain 2600MB/Sec (fourteen times the speed of a conventional HD).
24x DVD/RW handles all CD/DVD burning needs (which is fine for most users).
If you're working with high-res or video projects (huge files), 16x BDR (Blu-ray Burner) is convenient.
HD-630 is fine for straight up audio production (can run a pair of monitors).
For editing/rendering video, you want a GTX card (provides hardware accelerated processing/rendering).
To run three or four monitors, you'll want to select one of the GTX cards.
To run 4k monitors, select one of the GTX cards (connect via HDMI or Display Port).
If you're using a Firewire audio interface or external HD, add a TI chipset Firewire controller.
Most Firewire audio interfaces and HDs work well with the lower cost "For all others" option.
If using a Tascam, Mackie, or Universal Audio unit, you'll need to select the more expensive controller.
On the PC, we now have complete "PCIe via Thunderbolt" support.
You must be running an up-to-date install of Win10 and have a motherboard that provides Thunderbolt-3 via USB-C port.
At this moment, only RME, MOTU, and UA have full "PCIe via Thunderbolt" drivers actually available. Others are currently testing.
To use a Thunderbolt audio interface, you'll also need a Thunderbolt-3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt adapter.
At this point, nearly all major audio software/hardware is working well with Windows 10 x64.
For most users, we now recommend Windows 10.
For users with very specific needs, we still offer Win8.1 and Windows 7 (Pro version only).
|gigabit lan||1 (Intel)|
|clock-speed||7700k @ 4.5GHz, 6700k @ 4.2GHz, 7600k @ 4.2GHz, 6600k @ 3.9GHz|
|cores||7700k and 6700k = 4 (8 processing threads), 7600k and 6600k = 4 (4 processing threads)|
|configuration||dual-channel (64GB max)|
|hd630 / hd530||HDMI, DVI-D (can run two monitors)|
|gtx-1050||HDMI, Display Port 1.2, DVI-I (can run three monitors)|
|gtx-1060||HDMI 2.0b, 3x Display Port 1.4, DVI-D (can run four monitors)|
|gtx-1070||HDMI 2.0b, 3x Display Port 1.4, DVI-D (can run four monitors)|
|gtx-1080||HDMI 2.0b, 3x Display Port 1.4, DVI-D (can run four monitors)|
- Brand: Purrrfect Audio
- Product Code: Pro Studio
- Availability: In Stock