• Pro Rack

For the professional user - Up to 64GB RAM!


  • Silent Mid-Tower case
  • 600w Quiet power-supply
  • Intel i7 7700k @ 4.5GHz (4 cores)
  • 16GB DDR4
  • 500GB HD (OS/Applications)
  • 1TB HD (Audio)
  • 24x DVD/RW
  • HD630 (two monitors)
  • Windows 10 x64
  • 2 year warranty


  • Case:

    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.


    Power-Supply:

    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.


    CPU:

    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.


    RAM:

    16GB to 32GB (dual-channel) is sufficient for most users.

    For hard-core composers, the Pro Studio Skylake allows up to 64GB.


    OS drive:

    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".


    Audio drive:

    A conventional HD can sustain over 100 solid/contiguous 24Bit/44.1k tracks of audio.

    No need for SSD as Audio drive.


    Samples drive:

    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 2500MB/Sec (fourteen times the speed of a conventional HD).


    Burner:

    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.


    Video:

    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 monitors, you'll want to select the R7-360 or one of the GTX cards.

    To run 4k monitors, select the R7-360 or one of the GTX cards (connect via HDMI or Display Port).


    Firewire:

    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.


    Thunderbolt:

    With Windows 10 and Z170X motherboards, "PCIe via Thunderbolt" is now available.

    If your audio interface drivers support "PCIe via Thunderbolt", you'll see significant performance gain (super low round-trip latency).


    Operating System:

    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).




    Motherboard
    chipset Intel Z270
    pcie slots 5
    sata3 6
    usb3 8 (Intel)
    usb2 2 (Intel)
    gigabit lan 1 (Intel)
    CPU
    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)
    RAM
    configuration dual-channel (64GB max)
    Video
    hd5450 HDMI, DVI-I, and VGA (can run two monitors)
    hd630 HDMI, DVI-D (can run two monitors)
    r7-360 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-FE HDMI 2.0b, 3x Display Port 1.4, DVI-D (can run four monitors)

    Pro Rack

    • $1,639.00


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