For the power-user - Massive DSP muscle for the most dense projects!
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.
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 6800k provides 28 PCIe lanes (which is fine for most users).
If you're running dual video cards, select the 6850k, 6900k, or 6950x as they provides 40 PCIe lanes.
The 6800k and 6850k each have six CPU cores (12 processing threads).
The 6900k has eight CPU cores (16 processing threads).
The 6950x has ten CPU cores (20 processing threads).
32GB RAM (quad-channel) is more than sufficient for most users.
If you're a hardcore composer making extensive use of large sample libraries, you may need 64GB.
Only the most extreme of circumstances require 128GB RAM (huge orchestral mock-ups using multi-mic libraries).
Running 128GB RAM is bleeding-edge (some audio applications don't cope well with greater than 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.
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).
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-5450 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).
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.
With Windows 10 and X99P 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).
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).
|chipset||Intel X99 chipset|
|gigabit lan||1 (Intel)|
|clock-speed||6800k @ 3.8GHz, 6850k @ 4.0GHz, 6900k @ 4.0GHz, 6950x @ 4.0GHz|
|cores||6800k and 6850k = 6 (12 processing threads), 6900k = 8 (16 processing threads), 6950x = 10 (20 processing threads),|
|configuration||quad-channel (128GB max)|
|hd5450||HDMI, DVI-I, and VGA (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)|
Platinum Studio Broadwell
- Brand: Purrrfect Audio
- Product Code: Platinum Studio Broadwell
- Availability: In Stock