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Serenity Videostation
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Quiet PC Serenity Videostation

- Replaces the Quiet PC Serenity Videostation

The ideal workstation PC for video editing work using popular editors such as Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas Pro, Cyberlink PowerDirector or other similar video editing suites. Aimed at the serious home user or PC professional.

Features

  1. Uses fast Intel Skylake-X processors
  2. Up to 128GB of fast DDR4 memory
  3. The ideal workstation for video editing work with Adobe Premier, Sony Vegas Pro or other similar video editing suites
  4. Can be configured with graphics hardware acceleration for improved video rendering speed
  5. Suitable for the serious home enthusiast or video professional
  6. Clean Build™ Promise and original OS+drivers supplied on DVDs
  7. Two year warranty with open-case policy

The Videostation

With the proliferation of digital cameras and the ability of (almost) anyone to take good quality movies, the need for a powerful video workstation on which to actually edit the footage is becoming increasingly popular. Quiet PC is proud to announce the Serenity Videostation which is ideal for running popular video editing software like Adobe Premiere or Sony Vegas Pro.

Video editing is one of the most demanding tasks that a modern computer system can perform and as such, the options on offer in the configuration section reflect this need as this system can be set up for either the home enthusiast or the professional user. Customers looking for a system to meet more casual video editing needs should consider a system such as the Serenity Skylake Home Value.

Unfortunately it is not possible to offer a completely fanless system for video editing because of the intense CPU usage used in the video rendering process.

Nanoxia Case

The key to any quiet fanned system starts with the case. We offer a German engineered, high quality case which, coupled with some well-chosen components provides a very quiet system from the outset.

The Videostation system is housed in a Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 or 3 case which was designed primarily with noise reduction in mind. As such, it offers many noise reduction features helping to keep the small amount of noise the system makes inside the case:

  1. High density noise-reducing material (front and sides)
  2. Rubber mountings on HDD Trays
  3. Two channel fan controller can control six fans (3 quiet fans included)
  4. Excellent cable management

Intel Skylake-X Processors

The Wavestation Pro uses Intel's Skylake-X Processors which are 6 / 8 / 10 core desktop CPUs and support DDR4 memory. These next generation 14nm CPUs deliver greater performance and energy efficiency as well as the industry's highest level of discrete graphics performance by sporting up to 44 PCIe Gen.3 lanes, of which the ASUS X299-A is able to take full advantage, delivering bandwidth totalling 320 Gb/s for the most demanding tasks.

Which CPU do I need?

Any processor on offer with this system will do the job but the more powerful it is, the less time it will take to render your finished video so always choose the best processor that your budget allows.

Memory Considerations

The more memory that is chosen for the system, the better it will perform. For a system like this we would recommend a minimum of 16GB of memory with 32GB (or higher) being preferable.

Choosing the Correct Video Card for your Software

Many modern editing applications will take full advantage of the very powerful processors used on graphics cards. Developed by NVidia and ATI these processors are called a Graphics Processing Unit or GPU. This allows the application to greatly speed up tasks such as rendering and encoding without affecting the main CPU.

By default, no graphics card is selected in the configuration section. Video editing software like Adobe Premiere prefers the use of high-end NVidia video cards like the powerful GTX 1050 / GTX 1060 (or higher). On the other hand, the ever popular Sony Vegas Pro works faster with AMD cards (which we currently don't sell). If you don't use either of these video editing packages then please check to see which cards are recommended for your particular editing software before choosing a video card.

High Speed USB 3 Card Reader

If you are importing video or audio clips from a portable microphone or camera then we would highly recommend using a card reader to make that process as simple as possible.The ICY BOX IB 865 card reader is a compact multi-format card reader which can be installed into a 3.5" drive bay and supports many different types of card including various Compact Flash (CS) and the more common Secure Digital (SD) cards.

Storage considerations

When specifying your new PC's storage options using our system configurator below, you will be offered a choice of drives which vary by price and capacity. There are two primary types of storage. A conventional hard disk drive (HDD) offers huge storage capacity for a low price, but it won't be especially fast and it will generate a certain amount of running noise since it contains a constantly-rotating spindle. A solid state (SSD) or a M2 drive on the other hand, offer tremendous speed and absolutely silent operation, but they cost more than an HDD for any given capacity.

Therefore if you need a lot of storage space (for videos or large quantities of digital photos for example), then we would recommend an HDD. On the other hand, if you prefer silence and speed (especially boot-up speed), then an SSD or M2 drive would be a better choice. Of course you can have more than one drive, so you could have the best of both worlds by choosing one of each! We recommend that customers chose an SSD or M2 drive as a boot drive that contains the operating system and important programs and a conventional HDD to store other data.

RAID Storage

Users with more advanced storage needs may be interested in having two drives in a RAID array in order to increase read/write speeds or to provide a relatively fail-proof backup system. The two types of RAID offered on this system are RAID 0 (Striped) and RAID 1 (Mirrored) and they store information in completely different ways.

RAID 0 arrays stripe data and writes information across two separate hard drives and is often used to increase the speed at which data is accessed and retrieved and this is particularly useful for large video files. The downside is that if a drive fails then you lose everything, so its important to make regular backups.

RAID 1 arrays mirror data and write identical information across both drives simultaneously without a speed penalty. So if one drive fails, no data is lost and the PC stays running. However, if both drives (or more likely the motherboard) fails then you lose everything, so it is still important to backup regularly.

Programs like Adobe Premier CS6 recommend a RAID 0 drive configuration but do check the recommended specifications required the optimum running of your video editing software.

Recommended Options

Video editing programs usually take up a lot space on your Windows desktop so it is usually a good idea to use a large display like the Dell 29" Ultra Widescreen Monitor or even the ASUS PG348Q 34in 100Hz 3440x1440 Curved IPS Monitor" IPS Monitor to expand your desktop. The more space you have available on your Windows desktop the easier it will be to work with your editing software.

An alternative (and usually cheaper option) that many people choose is to use two monitors to increase the available space on their desktop and you may need that to view a full size video preview of the media on which you are working.

For professional users who are working with videos all day, the RAID 0 will help speed up the loading/saving and processing of large video files.

Clean Build™ Promise

The price of many pre-built PCs these days is often supported by cash kickbacks from software companies who pay hardware manufacturers to pre-install limited or trial versions of their software and then hope that the customer pays to upgrade to the full version. The downside to this approach is that the new PC comes pre-loaded with a lot of "junkware" which bloats the operating system and can cause severe performance degradation.

Here at Quiet PC we believe that customers have every right to expect the best possible performance from a brand new PC, so every system we build comes with our Clean Build™ promise. We install the operating system (if you order one), motherboard drivers, OS updates and Microsoft Security Essentials / Windows Defender - that's it. You won't be pestered by pop-ups and nag screens and you can get on with using your new PC immediately without having to uninstall lots of junkware first. Your new machine will boot in super-quick time and will stay running quickly for many months and years to come.

Free hardware support and fully inclusive warranty

We offer free hardware technical support for as long as you own the machine. This support covers any hardware query or problem, including advice on maintenance and upgrades. We regret we can't offer software support or training so we would recommend contacting the software vendor in this instance.

Our hardware warranty runs for two years and is "collect and return" meaning that you don't need to worry about getting the machine back to us - we will instruct our courier to collect it from you on a day of your choosing, then after we have checked and repaired it we will send it back to you by express courier at our expense. In addition, unlike many other PC suppliers, we have an "open-case" policy which means you are free to open the machine and perform your own minor modifications or upgrades without worrying that your warranty might be affected.

Quiet PC Serenity Videostation

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Deep Silence 1 Anthracite Rev.B Ultimate Low Noise PC Case

Case

£97.76
£97.76
PRIME X299-A LGA2066 ATX Motherboard

Motherboard

£215.30
Core i7 7800X 3.5GHz 140W 8.25MB 6-core LGA2066 Skylake-X CPU

Processor

£307.57
£463.87
£804.75
Vengeance LPX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 2400MHz C14 Memory Kit

Memory

£93.76
£155.74
£275.00
£582.57
£1,100.00
NH-U14S Ultra-Quiet Slim CPU Cooler with NF-A15 fan

CPU cooler

£47.34

Thermal Compound Upgrade

Choose an option below and we will use the selected thermal compound wherever it is required. Alternatively leave none selected and we will apply the thermal paste supplied.

£0.00
£5.25
£8.20
Geforce Fanless GT1030 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card

Graphics card

£59.55
£98.60
£129.55
£129.86
£146.56
£221.96
£320.00
£387.20
£418.16
£592.19
500 BQ 500W Bronze Modular Power Supply

Power supply

£46.64
£75.68
£80.88
£88.93
£90.64
£107.48
£109.08
£120.16
IEC C13 UK Mains Power Cord, 1.8m (Type G)

Mains cord

£4.35
£4.35
PM961 256GB Polaris NVMe M.2 SSD

M.2 drive

The figures in brackets show the read and write speeds of the drive.

£0.00
£65.93
£92.72
£104.99
£111.34
£192.51
£212.71
£266.14
£300.83
£376.31
£480.92
£996.42

M.2 drive 2

The figures in brackets show the read and write speeds of the drive.

£0.00
£65.93
£92.72
£104.99
£111.34
£192.51
£212.71
£266.14
£300.83
£376.31
£480.92
£996.42
BarraCuda 3.5in 2TB Hard Disk Drive HDD, ST2000DM006

Data drive

Please note; selecting a HDD or SSHD will generate some noise as they contain moving parts. Choose a SSD for total silence.

£0.00
£36.18
£40.78
£46.33
£46.54
£47.94
£53.75
£58.00
£62.84
£71.76
£76.66
£80.28
£86.92
£87.73
£93.65
£95.13
£110.50
£114.53
£134.50
£141.81
£168.49
£184.86
£196.27
£201.92
£270.19
£300.35
£312.30
£368.85
£505.86
£694.63
£1,092.32

Data drive 2

£0.00
£36.18
£40.78
£46.33
£46.54
£47.94
£53.75
£58.00
£62.84
£71.76
£76.66
£80.28
£86.92
£87.73
£93.65
£95.13
£110.50
£114.53
£134.50
£141.81
£168.49
£184.86
£196.27
£201.92
£270.19
£300.35
£312.30
£368.85
£505.86
£694.63
£1,092.32

Data drive 3

£0.00
£36.18
£40.78
£46.33
£46.54
£47.94
£53.75
£58.00
£62.84
£71.76
£76.66
£80.28
£86.92
£87.73
£93.65
£95.13
£110.50
£114.53
£134.50
£141.81
£168.49
£184.86
£196.27
£201.92
£270.19
£300.35
£312.30
£368.85
£505.86
£694.63
£1,092.32

Data drive 4

£0.00
£36.18
£40.78
£46.33
£46.54
£47.94
£53.75
£58.00
£62.84
£71.76
£76.66
£80.28
£86.92
£87.73
£93.65
£95.13
£110.50
£114.53
£134.50
£141.81
£168.49
£184.86
£196.27
£201.92
£270.19
£300.35
£312.30
£368.85
£505.86
£694.63
£1,092.32

RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks)

Please note: We can install RAID on Windows systems only

£0.00
£15.00
£15.00
£15.00
DRW-24D5MT 24x SATA DVD/CD Rewriter Optical Drive OEM

5.25" bay

£0.00
£9.98
£41.09

5.25" bay 2

£0.00
£9.98
£19.06
£41.09
Windows 10 Home 64-bit OEM DVD

Operating system

£0.00
£72.22
£109.99
£122.72
Backup 16GB Pendrive - restores to factory defaults, Win 10 only

Backup

Select "Use Microsoft DVD media" to receive a DVD of the Windows OS only. The "Backup Pendrive" provides an image of your system which includes drivers for the PC (highly recommended). Instructions here - www.quietpc.com/download/restoring-windows10.pdf

£0.00
£8.33

Windows anti-malware software

£0.00
£14.96
£23.91

Windows Internet security software

£0.00

Office software suite

£0.00
£0.00
£96.96
£177.18
£294.76

Audio

£0.00
£29.02
£29.93
£60.02
£102.59

Speakers

£0.00
£19.94
£33.28
£35.34
£36.97
£61.34

FireWire

£0.00
£44.48

eSATA ports

£0.00
£25.23

Serial port

£0.00

Wi-Fi / Bluetooth

£0.00
£13.99
£30.83

Keyboard and mouse set

£0.00
£17.29
£18.53
£27.46

Keyboard

£0.00
£12.64
£12.64
£24.99
£33.32
£33.32
£77.76
£115.00
£115.00

Mouse

£0.00
£6.53
£6.66
£13.32
£14.16
£21.66

External USB 3.0 portable hard drive

£0.00
£42.42
£118.91
£182.56
£198.54

Main monitor

£0.00
£105.40
£153.65
£265.83
£307.24
£834.21

Second monitor

£0.00
£105.40
£153.65
£265.83
£307.24
£834.21

Third monitor

£0.00
£105.40
£153.65
£265.83
£307.24
£834.21

Printer

£0.00
£58.18
£94.51

Webcam

£0.00
£42.76
£51.76
Free Silver Warranty (2 years labour and parts)

Warranty

£0.00
£46.25
£96.25
7 Working Days Build Time

Build Time

We are dedicated to provide your new PC within 7 working days at no extra charge but if you require a faster service then we have different options below. These services and not 100% guaranteed for customers outside of the UK.

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£24.99
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SpecificationsVideostation
Machine nameSerenity Skylake Videostation
Compatible Operating SystemsWindows 10
Chassis MaterialSteel
Power supplyInternal ATX
MotherboardASUS PRIME X299-A
On-board graphics portsNone
Multi-GPUNVIDIA 3-Way SLI / 2-Way Quad-GPU SLI, AMD 3-Way / Quad-GPU CrossfireX
Gigabit EthernetIntel I219-V (10/100/1000 Mbit), featuring Turbo LAN
AudioRealtek ALC S1220A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC with Crystal Sound 3 with 5 x audio jacks and S/PDIF Out
Rear ports6x USB3.1 (1x Type C), 2x USB2.0
Front Ports3x USB3.0, 2x USB2.0, headphone and mic port
PC dimensions (H x W x D)DS1 - 517 x 220 x 532 mm, DS3 - 456 x 207 x 520 mm
Clean Build™ promiseOS+updates, drivers and MS Security Essentials only
Recovery methodWindows installation and drivers DVDs supplied
Warranty typeCollect and return, open-case policy
Warranty24 months
 

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