We will be offering Different PCs in both laptop as well as rack-mount configurations. During the initial product launch, we are presently offering our small tower configuration, which delivers stunning performance in a beautiful package.
Unlike the commodity PC products you get from the “big guys,” Different PCs are engineered for performance. This means we use the finest name-brand components inside for everything from the massive (and ultra-reliable) power supplies to the whisper-quiet fans and cooling systems to the lightning fast solid-state storage (all SSDs are not created equal. We like Samsung’s 860 EVO range), premium memory from Crucial/Ballistix, dedicated GeForce RTX graphics systems, and more.
Below is the fantastic Different PC that you can order TODAY along with a variety of upgrade options that will make it a fantastic system for nearly all professional project studios, whether you’re tracking records, scoring music for film and television, or composing electronic music. Check out the specs to see why our computers are just a bit… Different.
Different PC DPC1
|Featuring the latest 9th-generation Intel “Coffee Lake” i9 9900k CPU, 8-core, overclocked to a base speed of 4.9GHz (the same CPU that the other guys sell running at 3.6GHz with a “boost” to 5GHz, which is not the same thing). |
Support for up to 128GB of blazing fast 3200ms DDR4 RAM (watch the other guys limit you to 64GB).
Despite the reasonable size of our mid-tower case (black or white, with cool ambient lighting and a tempered glass side panel), we can accommodate a lot of internal storage in this particular case:
(2) m.2 SSDs on the motherboard
(4) 2.5″ SSD drives
(2) 3.5″ HD drives (or additional SSDs)
(3) PCIe full-length slots
Dimensions: 474mm x 215mm x 455mm. Larger towers are available from Different PC that can accommodate six or more 3.5″ drives plus SSDs.
|Music PCs need connectivity, and Different PC has you covered. The DPC1 includes the following interfaces:|
(2) Thunderbolt 3
(2) USB 3.1
(2) USB 3.0 DAC-UP (can provide extra power for long USB audio cable runs in the studio if needed)
(2) USB 3.0
(2) USB 2.0
(2) 1GB Ethernet
802.11ac Wave 2 1GB WiFi with external antenna
There’s even HD digital audio and a smart headphone amplifier that automatically adjusts the input impedence 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 (2) additional USB 3.0 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 DPC1 features the GeForce RTX 2060 XC with 6GB VRAM. It easily drives 3-4 displays, and can handle a wide range of video editing tasks, too, which also makes them 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…|
|Corsair keyboard and wireless gaming mouse are top rated for their performance and durability. But if you prefer a softer touch to the keys instead of the hard click of these keys, we offer an equally compelling set from Razer, the #1 alternative to Corsair’s products. All provide for customization of their LED backlighting, whatever chill vibe you’re going for in your studio.|
|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!|
DPC1 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 9900k CPU, 8-core, 4.9GHz|
|Black mid-tower ATX case with RGB case lighting and blue internal lighting.|
|32GB Ballistix DDR4 3200ns RAM|
|1TB M.2 SSD for the system drive and applications (much faster than SSD drives attached to the SATA controller)|
|1TB SSD for data/audio storage (because you should never record onto your boot/application volume)|
|GeForce RTX 2060 XC with 6GB VRAM|
|Corsair keyboard and wireless mouse|
|Windows 10 Home (see our FAQ if you’re wondering about Home vs. Pro)|
|Different PC White Glove System Startup|
|White case, $10.|
|Replace blue internal lighting with choice of red or white, $10. For user-assignable, full spectrum RGB lighting (like the keyboard and mouse), $50. The black case with red lighting effects has a cool Death Star vibe to it…|
|64GB RAM, $314.|
|128GB RAM $849. Expensive due to (4) DIMM slots require higher-density RAM sticks.|
|Second 1TB M.2 SSD for system drive, data striped across both M.2 drives for faster performance and 2TB capacity total, $179.|
|Additional 1TB SSD for data/storage, $136.99. 2TB SSDs are $289.99.|
|4TB 3.5″ HD for data/storage/recording, $179.|
|GeForce RTX 2070 video card with 8GB VRAM, $219. This performance upgrade is great if you’re running software that takes advantage of GPU processing, or you’re a hardcore gamer, or you regularly edit 4k video and simply want the fastest graphics performance. But for everyone else, the 2060 card we’ve standardized on is already packing some serious power (and it’s still fine for “typical” 4k editing).|
* Prices do not include shipping. Must collect sales tax in NJ. Free local pickup is available. Prices subject to change based on market fluctuations. Call or email for an exact quote.