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Rain Computers Inc. Element V2 8-Core Video Editing Workstation

B&H # RAEV201 Mfr # EV2-01
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Product Highlights
  • 2x Xeon Quad Core Processors
  • Intel Sandy Bridge-E, 2.4GHz
  • 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
  • 1 TB SATA III HDD, 7200 RPM
  • NVIDIA Quadro 600 Video Card (1GB)
  • StormDrive Dual Layer CD/DVD Writer
  • USB 3.0, eSATA ports
  • All Aluminum Chassis and Keyboard
  • 1050W Power Supply, Liquid Cooling
  • Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) Tuned by Rain

There are computers, and there are serious computers. This computer, the Element V2 8-Core Video Editing Workstation is a serious computer. It is not made to play games or balance your checkbook (although it could do both easily). It is made to work, serving as a Video Editing Workstation to handle difficult, resource-crunching applications like AutoCAD or Adobe Creative Suite, or game-making programs like 3ds Max or Maya.

What gives it the muscle that takes it beyond the realm of normal users? Start with the dual processing power of its 8-core engine. Running dual 2.4GHz Intel Xeon Quad Core processors will guarantee that you'll blaze through computational-heavy monsters like Avid and AutoCAD, and Rain adds on 16GBs of 1600MHz Triple Channel DDR3 SDRAM (upgradeable to a whopping 96GBs) to push things a little further. With Intel's Hyperthreading technology, you could push the machine even further by adding up to 16 additional "virtual" cores.

Storage is handled through the included 1TB SATA III 7200 RPM hard drive, with a 64MB cache. You can also upgrade to 240GB or 480GB SSDs with a SandForce Controller. The six hard drive bays with six SATA III independent channels running at 6Gbps offer room for plenty of storage (up to 12TB). An optional RAID Controller Card could give you server-side storage capabilities.

But storage isn't what this machine was solely made for - it is a video editing workstation, capable of 2D and 3D graphic editing, and to make that point, it contains an NVIDIA Quadro 600 graphics card with 1GB of dedicated GDDR3 RAM. The card has dual display capacity, the much desired environment for heavy graphic editing.

With power this strong, you would expect other features to fall, but Rain Computers loaded the rest of the feature wagon with USB 3.0 and eSata ports, high definition 7.1 audio, A StormDrive Dual Layer CD/DVD Writer with Lightscribe labeling feature, and expansion features to future proof against obsolescence, like 7 full-length PCIe x16 slots, six hard drive bays, and a 1040W power supply. They threw in a liquid cooling system, large diameter (140mm) fans, an all aluminum constructed tower and matching keyboard, and Gigabit Ethernet, just to prove this machine is a serious workstation, and not a replaceable, family-friendly clone PC.

Video editors, photographers, graphic designers, and game designers, take notice. This is the machine that makes life easier for you. It's fully loaded with the power to do your job, and beautiful enough to not embarrass you.

Intel Xeon 8-Core.
This Element V2 is packed with two processors giving you a total of 8 cores courtesy of the new Intel Sandy Bridge-E Xeon architecture preferred by high-end graphics and engineering software companies.
Graphic Power
The latest generation of NVIDIA Quadro workstation graphics accelerators were put into the Element V2. They're designed for professional 2D and 3D production, certified for use with Adobe's Mercury Playback Engine.
High Performance Hard Drive
Each high performance, SATA III drive features a 64 megabyte cache to prevent glitches and dropouts. Stream your media files at up to 6 gigabits per second without RAID, although RAID is configurable in this unit.
Quad Channel Memory
Get more from every gigabyte with 1600MHz DDR3 low-latency memory working across four channels to provide great performance and low latency.
Engineered for Seriousness
Mountains of footage, the constant rendering, or the deadlines that always come up way too fast are handled easily by this workstation. The Element V2 Video Editing Workstation is designed to tackle any professional project without breaking a sweat.
Software Tested
Whether you are an Adobe Creative Suite master, an Avid Media Composer, design buildings in AutoCAD or entire alien worlds in 3ds Max, the Element V2 has the power to do anything you can dream of.
Full On Tech Support
In addition to the complimentary 1 year RainCare Technical Support and Warranty, your Rain also includes a free Rain Ensemble Plug & Play session. During your session you can ask for help with anything outside of the computer. They can install your gear, tune your system for the best performance or help with issues that fall into the "grey area" between your computer, software and hardware.
Performance
Processor 2x 2.4GHz Intel Xeon Sandy Bridge-E
Cache L3: 10MB
System Bus 8GT/s Quick Path Interconnect
Chipset Not Specified By Manufacturer
Memory Type: PC3- 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 16 GB  
Capacity: 96 GB
Graphics Card Type: Dedicated
Installed: NVIDIA Quadro 600 with up to 1GB GDDR3 SDRAM Dedicated
Storage
Hard Drive Bays: 1x
Installed: 1TB 7200rpm
Type: SATA
Optical Drive Tray-Load SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe

Reads
DVD: 24x
CD: 48x

Writes
DVD-R: 24x
DVD-RW: 6x
DVD+R: 24x
DVD+RW: 8x
CD-R: 48x
CD-RW: 32x
Drive Bay Expansion Quantity: 5
Size: 3.5"
Type: Internal
PCI Expansion Quantity: 7
Type: PCIe x16
Inputs/Outputs
Ports 5x USB 2.0 (A)
6x USB 3.0 (A)
3x eSATA
1x PS/2
Display 1x DVI
1x DisplayPort
Audio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Communications
Network 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Keyboard & Mouse
Keyboard Type: 100% Full-Size
Mouse Wireless
General
Operating System Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
Power Supply 1050W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 8.6 x 23.6 x 23.3" / 21.8 x 59.9 x 59.2 cm
Weight 45 lb / 20.41 kg
Rain Computers Inc. Element V2 8-Core Video Editing Workstation
  • Rain Aluminum USB Keyboard and Mouse
  • Universal Shielded Power Cable
  • Element V2 Quick Start Guide
  • RainCare Recovery Software
  • 1 - Year Limited Warranty
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