For the power-user - Massive VFX muscle for the most 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 750w, 850w, and 1000w units are ultra quiet (fan only runs under heavy loads).
If you're running the 9940x or above, be sure to select the 1000w power-supply.
If you're running many bus-powered peripherals, lots of internal drives, or dual high-end video cards... select the 850w or 1000w.
The 10900x provides eight CPU cores (16 processing threads) at 4.7GHz.
The 10920x provides twelve CPU cores (24 processing threads) at 4.8GHz.
The 10940x provides fourteen CPU cores (28 processing threads) at 4.8GHz.
The 10960x provides sixteen CPU cores (32 processing threads) at 4.8GHz.
The 10980xe provides eighteen CPU cores (36 processing threads) at 4.8GHz.
For video editing/processing/rendering, we recommend 64GB.
For hardcore video editing/processing/rendering (extensive projects), we recommend 128GB.
Only the most extreme circumstances require 256GB RAM (working with 4k footage on dense projects).
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".
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:
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.
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).
GTX/RTX video cards can run up to 4 monitors.
To run 4k monitors, 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.
|chipset||Intel X299 chipset|
|gigabit lan||1 (Intel)|
|clock-speed||10900x @ 4.7GHz, 10920x @ 4.8GHz, 10940x @ 4.8GHz, 10960x @ 4.8GHz, 10980xe @ 4.8GHz|
|cores||10900x = 10 (20 processing threads), 10920x = 12 (24 processing threads), 10940x = 14 (28 processing threads), 10960x = 16 (32 processing threads), 10980xe = 18 (36 processing threads)|
|configuration||quad-channel (128GB max)|
|gtx-1660||HDMI, 3x Display Port 1.4 (can run four monitors)|
|rtx-3070||HDMI, 3x Display Port 1.4a (can run four monitors)|
|rtx-3090||HDMI, 3x Display Port 1.4a (can run four monitors)|
|quadro rtx-4000||4x Display Port 1.4 (can run four monitors)|
|quadro rtx-5000||4x Display Port 1.4 (can run four monitors)|
Platinum Video NLE
- Brand: Purrrfect Audio
- Product Code: Platinum Video NLE
- Availability: In Stock