• Pro Studio

For the professional user - Up to 64GB RAM!


  • Silent Mid-Tower case
  • 650w Quiet power-supply
  • Intel i7 8700k @ 4.7GHz (6 cores) - Coffee Lake
  • 16GB DDR4
  • 1TB HD (OS/Applications)
  • UHD630 (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 650w power-supply is quiet.

    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 9600k (six cores) provides six processing threads (no hyper-threading) at 4.6GHz.

    The 8700k (six cores) provides twelve processing threads (twelve virtual cores) at 4.7GHz.

    The 8086k (six cores) provides twelve processing threads (twelve virtual cores) at 5.0GHz.


    RAM:

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

    For hard-core composers, the Pro Studio 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... (unless you're working at higher sample-rates).


    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 2600MB/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:

    UHD-630 is fine for straight up audio production (can run a pair of monitors).

    For editing/rendering video, you want a GTX/RTX card (provides hardware accelerated processing/rendering).

    To run three or four monitors, you'll want to select one of the GTX/RTX cards.

    To run 4k monitors, select one of the GTX/RTX 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.

    RME, MOTU, Presonus, 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 Z370
    pcie slots 7
    sata3 6
    usb-c 1 USB-C
    usb3 4 (Intel) USB-3, 1 USB-3.1
    usb2 4 (Intel)
    gigabit lan 1 (Intel)
    CPU
    clock-speed 9600k @ 4.6GHz, 8700k @ 4.7GHz, 8086k @ 5.0GHz
    cores 9600k = 6 (6 processing threads), 8700k & 8086k = 6 (12 processing threads)
    RAM
    configuration dual-channel (64GB max)
    Video
    uhd-630 HDMI, Display Port, DVI-D (can run two 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)

    Pro Studio

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