• Pro Studio "12th Gen"

For the power-user - Massive DSP muscle (12th gen i9)!


  • Silent Mid-Tower case
  • 850w Quiet power-supply
  • Intel i9 12900k @ 5.2GHz (16 cores) - newest Comet Lake
  • 32GB DDR4
  • 500GB SSD (OS/Applications)
  • UHD770 (two monitors)asus
  • 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 the 12900k CPU, choose the 750w or 850w.

    If you're running many bus-powered peripherals, lots of internal drives, or dual high-end video cards... select the 850w or 1000w.


    CPU:

    12900k (16 cores) provides twenty-four processing threads (5.2GHz max turbo frequency)


    RAM:

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

    For hard-core composers, the Pro Studio "12th Gen" allows up to 128GB.


    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.


    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-770 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-4 via USB-C port.

    Antelope, RME, MOTU, Presonus, and UA have full "PCIe via Thunderbolt" drivers available.  

    If the audio interface is Thunderbolt-2, you'll need a Thunderbolt-3 to Thunderbolt-2 adapter.  (Thunderbolt-4 can use the same 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 Z690
    pcie slots 5
    sata3 6
    usb-c 2 USB-C
    usb3 6 (Intel) USB-3, 2 USB-3.1
    usb2 2 (Intel)
    gigabit lan 1 (Intel) 2.5Gb
    CPU
    clock-speed 12600k @ 4.9GHz, 12700k @ 5GHz, 12900k @ 5.2GHz
    cores 12600k = 10 (16 processing threads), 12700k = 12 ( 20 processing threads), 12900k = 16 (24 processing threads)
    RAM
    configuration dual-channel (128GB max)
    Video
    uhd-770 HDMI, Display Port (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 1.4a (can run four monitors)
    rtx-3090 HDMI, 3x Display Port 1.4a (can run four monitors)

    Pro Studio "12th Gen"

    • Brand: Purrrfect Audio
    • Product Code: Pro Studio "12th Gen"
    • Availability: In Stock
    • $2,319.00


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