For the professional video editor - Massive VFX muscle for 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.
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.
The 9900k (eight cores) provides sixteen processing threads (sixteen virtual cores) at 5GHz.
32GB (dual-channel) is sufficient for most video editors.
For hard-core editing, the Pro Video NLE 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".
Conventional HD sustains ~190MB/Sec.
SSD sustains ~540MB/Sec.
Choose the video drive/s based on your space and performance requirements.
m.2 Ultra SSD:
m.2 Ultra SSDs use 4 PCIe lanes and sustain ~3500MB/Sec (eighteen times the speed of conventional HD).
Placing your video editor's cache on m.2 Ultra SSD can help mitigate sluggish performance with heavy projects.
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.
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).
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.
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.
At this point, nearly all major audio software/hardware is working well with Windows 10 x64.
For most users, we now recommend Windows 10 x64 Pro.
"Pro" version has Group Policy Editor (easy to shut down OneDrive, Cortana, etc)... and can fully disable all automatic updates.
|usb3||4 (Intel) USB-3, 3 USB-3.1|
|gigabit lan||1 (Intel)|
|clock-speed||9900k @ 5GHz|
|cores||8 (16 processing threads)|
|configuration||dual-channel (64GB max)|
|gtx-1050||HDMI, Display Port 1.4, DVI-D (can run three monitors)|
|gtx-1660||HDMI, 3x Display Port 1.4 (can run four monitors)|
|rtx-2070||HDMI, 3x Display Port 1.4 (can run four monitors)|
|rtx-2080||HDMI, 3x Display Port 1.4 (can run four monitors)|
|rtx-2080Ti||HDMI, 3x Display Port 1.4 (can run four monitors)|
Pro Video NLE
- Brand: Purrrfect Audio
- Product Code: Pro Video NLE
- Availability: In Stock