• Mini Tower

Economical, clean, and fast - Up to 64GB RAM!


  • Mini-Tower case
  • 500w Quiet power-supply
  • Intel i3 9100 @ 4.2GHz (6 cores)
  • 16GB DDR4
  • 500GB SSD (OS/Applications)
  • UHD630 (two monitors)
  • Windows 10 x64
  • 1 year warranty


  • Case:

    Mini-Tower case with a total of 4 drive bays (two 2.5", two 3.5").


    Power-Supply:

    The 500w power-supply is quiet.


    CPU:

    The 9100 (four cores) provides four processing threads at 4.2GHz.

    The 9600k (six cores) provides six processing threads at 4.6GHz.


    RAM:

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

    The Echo Mini tower allows up to 64GB.


    OS drive:

    Small SSD as OS drive is what we recommend for most clients.

    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.


    Video:

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


    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 x64 Pro.

    "Pro" version has Group Policy Editor (easy to shut down OneDrive, Cortana, etc)... and can fully disable all automatic updates.




    Motherboard
    chipset Intel Z390
    pcie slots 4
    sata3 6
    usb-c 1 USB-C
    usb3 4 (Intel) USB-3, 1 USB-3.1
    usb2 2 (Intel)
    gigabit lan 1 (Intel)
    CPU
    clock-speed 9100 @ 4.2GHz, 9600k @ 4.6GHz
    cores 9100 = 4 (4 processing threads), 9600k = 6 (6 processing threads)
    RAM
    configuration dual-channel (64GB max)
    Video
    uhd-630 HDMI, DVI-D (can run two monitors)
    gtx-1650 HDMI, Display Port 1.4, DVI-D (can run three monitors)
    gtx-1660 HDMI, 3x Display Port 1.4 (can run four monitors)
    rtx-3070 HDMI, 3x Display Port 1.4 (can run four monitors)
    rtx-3090 HDMI, 3x Display Port 1.4 (can run four monitors)
    rtx-2080Ti HDMI, 3x Display Port 1.4 (can run four monitors)

    Mini Tower

    • $1,019.00


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