• Platinum Studio Skylake

For the power-user - Massive DSP muscle for the most dense projects!


  • Silent Mid-Tower case
  • 750w Ultra Quiet power-supply
  • Intel i7 7800x @ 4.0GHz (6 cores)
  • 32GB DDR4
  • 1TB HD (OS/Applications)
  • 24x DVD/RW
  • GT710 (three 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 750w, 850w, and 1000w 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 or 1000w.


    CPU:

    The 7800x provides 28 PCIe lanes (which is fine for most users).

    If you're running dual video cards, select the7900x as it provides 44 PCIe lanes.

    The 7800x provides six CPU cores (12 processing threads) at 4GHz.

    The 7820x provides eight CPU cores (16 processing threads) at 4.5GHz.

    The 7900x provides ten CPU cores (20 processing threads) at 4.5GHz.

    The 7920x provides twelve CPU cores (24 processing threads) at 4.4GHz.

    The 7940x provides fourteen CPU cores (28 processing threads) at 4.4GHz.

    The 7960x provides sixteen CPU cores (32 processing threads) at 4.4GHz.

    The 7980xe provies 18 CPU cores (36 processing threads) at 4.4GHz.


    RAM:

    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).


    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).


    m.2 Ultra SSD:

    Disk-streaming sample libraries is where SSD really shines.

    m.2 Ultra SSDs use 4 PCIe lanes and sustain 3200-3500MB/Sec (seventeen times the speed of conventional HD).

    If pushing the limits with disk-streaming sample libraries, m.2 Ultra will yield absolute maximum polyphony.


    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:

    GT-710 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).


    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:

    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.


    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 X299 chipset
    pcie slots 6
    sata3 8
    usb-c 1 (Intel)
    usb3 6 (Intel)
    usb2 4 (Intel)
    usb3.1 1 (Intel)
    gigabit lan 1 (Intel)
    CPU
    clock-speed 7800x @ 4.0GHz, 7820x @ 4.5GHz, 7900x @ 4.5GHz
    cores 7800x = 6 (12 processing threads), 7820x = 8 (16 processing threads), 7900x = 10 (20 processing threads),
    RAM
    configuration quad-channel (128GB max)
    Video
    gt-710 HDMI, DVI-D, and VGA (can run three monitors)
    gtx-1050 HDMI, Display Port 1.4, DVI-D (can run three monitors)
    gtx-1060 HDMI, Display Port 1.4, 2x DVI-D (can run four monitors)
    gtx-1070 2x HDMI, 2x Display Port 1.4, DVI-D (can run four monitors)
    gtx-1080 HDMI, 3x Display Port 1.4, DVI-D (can run four monitors)
    gtx-1080Ti 2x HDMI, 2x Display Port 1.4, DVI-D (can run four monitors)

    Platinum Studio Skylake

    • Brand: Purrrfect Audio
    • Product Code: Platinum Studio Skylake
    • Availability: In Stock
    • $2,549.00


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