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.
|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)|
|uhd-630||HDMI, Display Port (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 Video NLE
- Brand: Purrrfect Audio
- Product Code: Pro Video NLE
- Availability: In Stock