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.