10th Generation Hits the Sweet Spot for Audio Intel has multiple generations of CPUs available now, from the 9th Gen to 12th Gen, though 10th and 11th Gen are the commonly available CPUs today. We’re now offering the fantastic i9-10900K CPU. Performance is at similar speeds as the i9-9900K found in our DPC1 and DPC2 (which run at 4.9GHz across all cores), but while the 9th-generation CPUs had an 8-core/16-thread count, the 10th Gen i9-10900K features 10 cores and 20 threads, and a 20MB cache (vs. 16MB in the 9th Gen) for even more high-end processing power with apps that can take advantage of the gains (not all audio apps do a great job utilizing more cores, but all benefit from the larger cache, and if you’re doing audio for video work, you’ll easily benefit from the enhanced multi-core support). The sleek new case lacks the RGB bling of the DPC2 workstation, but has been designed for studio operation, with sound dampening materials inside to further reduce operating fan noise (and we use the quietest cooling products to begin with). The case can accommodate a pair of 2.5″ SSD drives plus up to an additional 10 2.5″/3.5″ hard drives or SSDs. Honestly, that’s more storage than the motherboard can even handle without adding a RAID controller, but suffice to say, you can fill this up with a LOT of drives. And don’t forget, there can be up to (2) m.2 SSD devices installed on the motherboard. We use one for the operating system and your core application installation. Just like the DPC1 and DPC2, the new DPC3 is ready for tracking and mixing right out of the box. And, we’ll preconfigure many of your favorite audio production apps in advance for you! Various options on the ordering page will let you expand from our base configuration should you want to start with even more memory, storage, or more powerful graphics capabilities. However, please note that our default configuration already includes plenty of storage to get you going. Check out the standard DPC3 specs:
Different PC DPC2
|Music PCs need fast connectivity (and a lot of it!), and Different PC has you covered. The DPC2 includes the following interfaces: (2) Thunderbolt 4 (6) USB 3.2 (2) 2.5G Ethernet 802.11ax WiFi (up to 5.5x faster than 802.11ac with supporting WiFi router) Bluetooth 5 There’s even HD digital audio and a smart headphone amplifier that automatically adjusts the input impedance to best match your headphones in the unlikely event that you don’t have a dedicated audio interface.|
|But wait! There’s more (ports)! The top front of the case includes (1) USB 3.2 Type-C port, (2) additional USB 3.1 ports, (2) USB 2.0 ports, as well as more audio i/o.|
|While many computers simply use graphics built into the CPU, they lack the performance of modern, dedicated graphics cards, and even steal the computer’s RAM for graphics instead of using their own dedicated (and faster) memory. Our DPC3 features the GeForce RTX 2060 XC with 12GB VRAM. It easily drives 3 displays and can handle a wide range of video editing tasks, too, which also makes these workstations great if you’re scoring music for film and television. And no, we won’t tell anyone if you decide to play some awesome, high-frame-rate, video games on these PCs…|
|Premium Logitech keyboards and mice. Modern “gaming” keyboards provide for customization of their LED backlighting, so beyond whatever chill vibe you’re going for in your studio, you can even create custom color schemes to accompany your favorite digital audio workstation and other apps. Or, opt for more traditional keyboards with a simple fixed backlight, wired or wireless.|
|We have many great displays to choose from. Stick to standard 27″ UHD displays or opt for incredible 34″ ultra-wide, curved displays that can show as many as 40 tracks in your DAW at a time!|
DPC3 Base Configuration
When we say “base configuration,” we’re not offering you something that needs to be upgraded right out of the box. We’re offering our “minimum acceptable Different PC,” which means a PC that’s ready to tackle any project you throw in its direction.
Here’s what you get:
|Intel i9-10900K CPU, 8-core, 4.9GHz or faster (TBD)|
|Black mid-tower ATX case with RGB case lighting and blue internal lighting.|
|32GB DDR4 3200ns RAM|
|1TB M.2 NVMe SSD for the system drive and applications (much faster than SSD drives attached to the SATA controller)|
|1TB SSD for data/sample libraries/audio storage|
|6TB 7200RPM HD for audio recording/data backup/etc.|
|GeForce RTX 2060 XC with 12GB VRAM|
|Premium Logitech RGB keyboard and wireless mouse|
|Windows 11 Home|
Options: Please see our Online Store for various options including more RAM, more storage, upgraded or downgraded video options, and more.
Local pickup is available from Morris County, NJ. Prices subject to change based on market fluctuations. Call or email for an exact quote.