DAW builder Rain Recording’s latest workstation is the Element Core i7. The heart of the Element Core i7 is an Intel “Nehalem” quad core CPU (overclocked to 3.6 GHz). This is built upon an MSI X58 Platinum motherboard.
After that options multiply. Memory can be up to 12 GB of DDR3 1333 MHz RAM. “Disk” space can be up 6 TB of SATA II hard disk drives or solid-state memory. A SATA DVD is included.
Motherboard slots consist of five PCI Express and two PCI slots. There five FireWire and eight USB 2.0 ports. A 750 W power supply drives the whole system inside an aluminum tower-style case.
A high-end ATI Radeon graphics card provides visuals.
A Gigabit Ethernet LAN interfaces with networks and the Internet. Choice of OSes is Windows XP Pro or 64-bit Vista Ultimate. Nero Express disc burning software is included. Free shipping in the U.S.