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.