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10% off all desktop computers and 5% off desktop processor laptops until end January 2017

DVC Xeon Avid system


10% off DVC desktop systems until 31st January 2017 The discount will be deducted when you add the completed system order to your basket.



Xeons- the most powerful system available

Xeon systems have two physical processors where as the regular Haswell and 2011 Pin systems only have one.  Each processor has multiple cores (or "brains") with the top processors having 14 cores.  Two processors are generally better than one, although not twice as good unfortunately because it does depend on how well written programs are to take advantage of multiple cores.  The current range of 64 bit programs will use all or most of the processing power available, where as older, 32 bit programs, will not. 

What does more processing power mean?

It means more layers of effects can be played without rendering and hard to play formats like 4K and RED footage will play properly.  It also means faster encoding times when it comes to finishing the job.

Processors

There are a huge variety of Xeon processors, with the different prices listed here.  They range from 6 core to 14 core processors, and with two in a system than can mean you have 28 proper cores calculating your data.  Generally the more cores the better so sometimes you can have a slower processor that has more cores than a faster one, but is more powerful.  It is not 100% straight forward as mentioned above, because it depends on how well the programs have been written to use multiple cores but, for example, the 2.4Gh 6 cores processor has 14.4Ghz processing power (6 x 2.4) where as the 10 core 2.3Ghz processor has 23GHz power (10x2.3) so is considerably better.

RAM

The Xeon systems advantage when it comes to the RAM is that you can have more of it.  The top configuration we have is 128GB RAM - that's as much RAM as the regular drive we use for Windows!  That is great for RAM heavy programs like After Effects or 3D programs, and for editing large footage, like 4K. The Xeon systems take more advanced RAM called "ECC Registered" which has better error checking and other advantages over the type of RAM in regular systems.

Basic system

The basic system comes in a Nanoxia Deep Silence 5 Quiet case, quiet CPU fans and with a powerful SuperMicro motherboard. These are quiet systems, despite the power of the processors.  10 years ago we could not built quiet Xeon systems and you had to live with the noise of several fans in operation; now, thankfully,  we can make quiet Xeon systems.  We also have options for rack mounted cases, RAID systems and large cases than can take many hard drives.  Please contact use for more details. This case is very sturdy and the components uses in Xeon systems larger than normal systems so a typical system weighs about 25Kg.

Please choose from the different options below for your processor, memory, hard drives, graphic cards and i/o hardware.




Enthoo case

This quiet case is also used on our Haswell-E systems. It is slightly larger than an average PC case, so has plenty of extra cooling room and fans required by these more powerful processors. However, it is not too large or heavy.

Dimensions :
Width: 235 mm (9.25")
Height: 480 mm (18.9")
Depth: 500 mm (19.7")

Form Factor: Midtower Chassis
Material(s) : Plastic Exterior, Steel Chassis
Motherboard Support : E-ATX *(up to 264mm wide), ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX
Front I/O : 2x USB 3.0, Mic, Headphone, Reset



The USB3 card reader includes compact flash, SD card, Micro SD cards, Memory Stick Pro and 1 USB3 connection. Being USB3, tranfer of footage off cards is as fast as possible.



The back panel of the standard Xeon motherboard with 2xUSB2, 4xUSB3, and Gigabit network sockets. The built-in sound card can output surround sound although it does not do so with Avid Media Composer - only with DVD/Blu-ray player programs like Power DVD.  If you want Surround sound output from Avid you need to add an ASIO sound card or a device like a Matrox MX02, which will output Surround Sound through HDMI.

(Please note that the configuration of motherboards changes rapidly and this picture may not exactly match a Xeon system if ordered. The general number of sockets will be the same.)




Choose from the various options below to customise your system. The price shown will update automatically as you do so.

If you have any questions or would like some advice on why you would choose one option over another please give us a ring or email and we will be happy to discuss options with you.

Delivery

A delivery charge will be added to the system price depending on the location to which the system is being delivered. The average cost for delivery in the UK is 40. If you would like to come to our premises in Brighton to pick up the system the delivery will be removed. We will also spend and hour or tow with you helping to familiarise you with the system when you pick it up.

Payment

The webshop will only allow you to pay for the system by PAYPAL or credit/debit card. Payment for the full amount will be deducted from your account immediately. We normally take between 5 and 10 working days for build and testing. We will ring you before despatch to advise the system is on the way.

If you would like to pay by a different method - BACS transfer for cheque, for example, contact us to discuss your options.

Avid Xeon system i7 system


Price:753.64  +VAT  (904.37 Inc. VAT at 20%)



10% off DVC desktop systems until 31st January 2017 The discount will be deducted when you add the completed system order to your basket.

Processor

The defining part of the Xeon system - two physical processors.A higher number of cores is generally better, even if the processor speed is lower.

2 x Intel Xeon E5-2620 V4, S2011-3, 8 Core, 2.1GHz, (3GHz Turbo) 20MB Cache - Broadwell-EP (919.28 + VAT)
2 x Intel Xeon E5-2630 V4, S2011-3, 10 Core, 2.2GHz, (3.1GHz Turbo) 25MB Cache - Broadwell-EP (1,459.44 + VAT)
2 x Intel Xeon E5-2640 V4, S2011-3, 10 Core, 2.4GHz, (3.4GHz Turbo) 25MB Cache - Broadwell-EP (2,040.54 + VAT)
2 x Intel Xeon E5-2650 V4, S2011-3, 12 Core, 2.2GHz, (2.9GHz Turbo) 30MB Cache - Broadwell-EP (2,527.02 + VAT)
2 x Intel Xeon E5-2660 V4, S2011-3, 14 Core, 2GHz, (3.2GHz Turbo) 35MB Cache - Broadwell-EP (2,729.40 + VAT)
2 x Intel Xeon E5-2687W V4, S2011-3, 12 Core, 3GHz, (3.5GHz Turbo) 30MB Cache - Broadwell-EP (4,058.82 + VAT)
2 x Intel Xeon E5-2683 V4, S2011-3, 16 Core, 2.1GHz, (3GHz Turbo) 40MB Cache - Broadwell-EP (3,505.88 + VAT)
2 x Intel Xeon E5-2680 V4, S2011-3, 14 Core, 2.4GHz, (3.3GHz Turbo) 35MB Cache - Broadwell-EP (3,411.76 + VAT)
2 x Intel Xeon E5-2698 V4, S2011-3, 20 Core, 2.2GHz, (3.6GHz Turbo) 50MB Cache - Broadwell-EP (6,047.04 + VAT)
2 x Intel Xeon E5-2695 V4, S2011-3, 18 Core, 2.1GHz, (3.3GHz Turbo) 45MB Cache - Broadwell-EP (4,564.70 + VAT)
2 x Intel Xeon E5-2697A V4, S2011-3, 16 Core, 2.6GHz, (3.6GHz Turbo) 40MB Cache - Broadwell- (5,458.82 + VAT)
2 x Intel Xeon E5-2699 V4, S2011-3, 22 Core, 2.2GHz, (3.6GHz Turbo) 55MB Cache (7,705.88 + VAT)

Memory

A Xeon system can have more RAM than a normal PC and must have 8 chips for the best performance. Windows 7 can only use up to 192GB RAM; use Windows 8 if you choose more than this amount..

32GB RAM - 8 x 4GB ECC REG DDR4 2133Mhz (270.24 + VAT)
64GB RAM - 8 x 8GB ECC REG DDR4 2133Mhz (486.48 + VAT)
128GB RAM - 8 x 16GB ECC REG DDR4 2133Mhz (974.56 + VAT)

Main Windows drive

A solid state drive (SSD) will make Windows run faster, and start quicker. 120GB is easily enough for Windows and many programs. If you choose a regular drive instead then we would normally partition the drive.

240GB Solid State Drive (72.97 + VAT)
1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA drive (67.56 + VAT)
500GB Solid State Drive (148.64 + VAT)

Video Drives

How many video drives would you like in the system and of what size. These can be in a RAID if required - either email us or add your comments when finalising your order.

1x2TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+66.21 + VAT)
2 x 2TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+132.42 + VAT)
3x2TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+198.63 + VAT)
4x2TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+264.84 + VAT)
1x3TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+81.08 + VAT)
2x3TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+162.16 + VAT)
3x3TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+243.24 + VAT)
4x3TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+324.32 + VAT)
1x4TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+152.70 + VAT)
2x4TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+305.40 + VAT)
3x4TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+458.10 + VAT)
1x1TB 7200RPM 32MB Cache SATA drive (+44.59 + VAT)
1 x 6TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+216.21 + VAT)
2 x 6TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA drive (+432.42 + VAT)
1 x 8TB 7200RPM 128MB Cache SATA drive (+425.67 + VAT)
2 x 8TB 7200RPM 128MB Cache SATA drive (+851.34 + VAT)
1TB Solid State Drive (+277.02 + VAT)
2x1TB Solid State Drives (+567.56 + VAT)
2TB Solid State Drive (+470.58 + VAT)
2x2TB Solid State Drives (+941.16 + VAT)

Graphics card

Versions of Avid earlier then 8.6 need a Quadro card. After 8.6 ANY decent graphics card can accelerate Avid's GPU effects. The more powerful the more realtime effects you can achieve.

nVidia GeForce GTX 1050 2GB GDDR5 RAM (640 Cores) (141.89 + VAT)
nVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5 RAM (768 Cores) (175.67 + VAT)
nVidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5 RAM (1152 Cores) (216.21 + VAT)
nVidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 RAM (1280 Cores) (270.27 + VAT)
nVidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 RAM (1920 Cores) (432.43 + VAT)
nVidia GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X RAM (2560 Cores) (625.00 + VAT)
nVidia Quadro M2000 (4GB RAM, 768 CUDA Cores) (506.75 + VAT)
nVidia Quadro M4000 (8GB RAM, 1664 CUDA Cores) (809.41 + VAT)
nVidia Quadro P5000 (16GB GDDR5X RAM, 2560 CUDA Cores) (1,788.23 + VAT)
nVidia Quadro P6000 (24GB GDDR5X RAM, 3840 CUDA Cores) (4,717.64 + VAT)

Optical drive

Choose between a Blu-ray writer or a DVD writer. Blu-ray drives will write CDs and DVDs, dual and single layer, DVD+ and DVD -

Blu-ray writer - also writes CDs and DVDs, single layer & dual layer (76.41 + VAT)
DVD writer - uses Windows Media Player to play DVD video discs. (19.31 + VAT)

Speakers

Choose from a good quality set of stereo speakers with Sub woofer, a surround sound set or, for the best quality some M-AUDIO speakers.

2.1 subwoofer speaker set (+36.48 + VAT)
5.1 Surround sound speaker set (+53.18 + VAT)
M-Audio AV32 Powered Reference Speaker system (+77.64 + VAT)
None (+0.00 + VAT)

Monitor

We prefer to use two computer screens rather than 1. The price includes better quality connection cables than are shipped with the bare monitor. You may choose to use screens you already own.

None (0.00 + VAT)
2 x BenQ 21.5" LED backlit 1920x1080 screen, including DVI cable (216.24 + VAT)
1 x BenQ 21.5" LED backlit 1920x1080 screen including DVI cable (108.12 + VAT)
1 x BenQ 24" LED backlit 1920x1080 screen, including DVI cable (143.25 + VAT)
2 x BenQ 24" LED backlit 1920x1080 screen, including DVI cable (286.50 + VAT)
1 x BenQ 27" LED backlit 1920x1080 screen, including DVI cable (195.95 + VAT)
2 x BenQ 27" LED backlit 1920x1080 screen, including DVI cable (383.78 + VAT)
1 x 28" Acer CB280HK 4K Pro Display with DP/miniDP/HDMI/DVI 3840x2160 (305.88 + VAT)
2 x 28" Acer CB280HK 4K Pro Display with DP/miniDP/HDMI/DVI 3840x2160 (611.76 + VAT)

Video monitor

If you are using a device like a Blackmagic Intensity Pro to get a proper HD output from the system you may want a decent video monitor as well. The screens listed have been chosen as decent quality output screens

None (+0.00 + VAT)
LG 21.5" LED backlit 1920 x1080 TV (+150.58 + VAT)
Samsung U28D590D 71.1 cm (28") LED LCD UHD Monitor (+399.00 + VAT)

USB3 card reader

You don't have to have the card reader in the computer but parctially everyone needs a decent reader these days. Our is USB3 so transfers files at very high speed with the right media.

USB3 card reader - reads SD, Micro SD, Memory Stick Pro and compact Flash. Also adds another USB3 socket on the front of the computer (+26.62 + VAT)
None (+0.00 + VAT)

Keyboard

Choose between a simple standard Windows keyboard and either of our dedicated editing keyboards with the major AVID shortcuts listed

Standard Windows Keyboard (Black) (+8.00 + VAT)
Backlit Astra Avid Media Composer keyboard for PC (+89.00 + VAT)
Silver LOGIC Avid Media Composer PC keyboard with USB hub UK (+79.00 + VAT)
Black LOGIC Avid Media Composer PC keyboard with USB hub UK (+89.00 + VAT)
Logitech Wireless Keyboard (+33.78 + VAT)
Editors Keys Avid Media Composer Backlit keyboard (+83.00 + VAT)
None (+0.00 + VAT)

Mouse

Choose a mouse for your computer. You can use one you already own, although a USB mouse is preferred.

None (+0.00 + VAT)
USB Optical Wheel Mouse (+6.00 + VAT)
USB Optical Wireless mouse (+18.91 + VAT)
5 button Optical wheel Mouse (+12.16 + VAT)

Extra USB3 card

The USB3 ports on the motherboard have been found not to work with some external hard drives. We recommend adding an extra USB3 card, which is more versatile.

PCI USB3 card with better USB chipset (21.62 + VAT)
None- use the USB3 built into the motherboard (0.00 + VAT)

Avid Software

Choose which version of Avid you would like installed, or choose none and we can install a version you already own.

None (0.00 + VAT)
Avid Media Composer Permanent licence (999.00 + VAT)
Avid Media Composer with dongle (1,399.00 + VAT)
Avid Media Composer 1 year support contract (220.00 + VAT)
Avid Media Composer 1 year subscription (468.00 + VAT)
Avid Media Composer 1 year subscription crossgrade from MC6.5 or above (348.00 + VAT)
Use a version of Media Composer I already own (we will install and test for you) (0.00 + VAT)

Avid FX upgrade

Upgrade from Avid FX to the latest version of Boris RED. Avid FX no longer ships with Avid, but you can upgrade to Boris Red 5.5. Old Avid FX projects will open in Boris RED

None (+0.00 + VAT)
Boris Red Upgrade from previous versions of RED or Avid FX (+204.25 + VAT)

Which version of Windows do you want?

Avid MC8.5 is validated for Windows 10, as well as Windows 7. Windows 7 is only available while stocks last.

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit (151.35 + VAT)
Windows 7 Pro 64 bit (151.35 + VAT)
Windows 10 Home 64 bit (101.35 + VAT)
None use my copy which I am no longer using on another machine (0.00 + VAT)

I/O card

Add one of many extra i.o card to let you capture and view your footage when editing. The Avid DNxIO series have a Thunderbolt connection and will need a Thunderbolt card and cable as well.

None (+0.00 + VAT)
Blackmagic Design Mini Monitor 4K (+145.00 + VAT)
Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K- HDMI, composite, component, in and out. Up to UHD resolution. (+159.00 + VAT)
Blackmagic Design Decklink SDI 4K (+219.00 + VAT)
Decklink Studio 4K (+449.00 + VAT)
Blackmagic Design Decklink 4K Extreme (+739.00 + VAT)
Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express - Thunderbolt (+369.00 + VAT)
Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K (V2) - Thunderbolt (+739.00 + VAT)
AJA IO Express (+899.00 + VAT)
Avid DNxIO hardware only (+3,099.00 + VAT)
Avid DNxIO with MC8 permanent licence (+3,899.00 + VAT)
Avid DNxIO with 2 year MC subscription (+3,899.00 + VAT)
Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Extreme 4K (+2,099.00 + VAT)

FireWire card

FireWire is essential for capture of DV and HDV material. If you do not use these kinds of cameras you do not need FireWire, so it is now optional on our systems.

PCIe FireWire card -suitable for capture and playback of DV and HDV footage with one 6 pin FireWire 400 socket and two FireWire 800 sockets (+41.89 + VAT)
None (+0.00 + VAT)

DVD & Blu-ray authoring program

Avid no longer comes with a DVD & Blu-ray Authoring program. Two options are presented below - Sony DVD Architect being the most obvious choice. .

None (+0.00 + VAT)
Magix DVD Architect Pro 6 (in a bundle with Magix Vegas Pro 14) (+430.03 + VAT)
CC For Teams Premiere Pro CC 1 year subscription (+266.76 + VAT)

Antivirus program

If your machine is connected to the Internet you should be using an Anti-virus program. Many interfere with editing programs; in our tests Panda does not cause any problems.

Panda Global Security 2016 - 1 year licence
None

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