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FundamentalAV Extreme X299

Powerhouse Digital Audio Workstation Based on Intel's latest x299 chipset Support for Intel's Skylake-X i9 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 Core Processors Up to 128 gigs of DDR4 Ram Quad video card output options Quiet Mid-Tower 4U rack case options available Tons of connectivity for all modern Audio/MIDI interfaces THUNDERBOLT 3.0 (Optional) Dual Layer DVD+RW or Blu Ray Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Fully customizable to suit your needs 2 year Warranty LIFE TIME TECH SUPPORT
Manufacturer: Fundamental AV
SKU: FAV-extremex299
Delivery date: Built to Order 3-4 weeks
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Quiet Mid-Tower and Quiet 4U Rack Mount options available.

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All Fundamental AV systems come preinstalled with Microsoft Windows 10 Professional. 64 bit.
We optimize Windows for the most efficient and stable performance in an audio or video production environment. 

Options:
If you already own a copy of Windows 10 that is NOT being used on another system we can preinstall it for you. and still offer our lifetime tech support. We optimize our BIos settings for Windows 10 only so other Operating Systems may require different settings. Any change made to the BIOs outside of our settings is not covered under our warranty and support. Please contact us for details. 

If you are planning to install an operating system other than Windows 10 such as Linux or a HACKINTOSH or earlier versions of WIndows we can only officially offer support for the 2 year warranty period on the hardware only. Please contact us for details.

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High Quality, Low Noise 80 Plus ceritfied 12v EPS power supply. Auto switching power for international use.

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Intel Skylake-X i9 ProcessorFeaturing Intel's latest high performance chipset and multi-core processor technologies.

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High quality memory modules configured for optimal performance and stablity. 

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High performance, Low Noise graphics interfaces. Up to 4 output options are available with both AMD and Nvidia cards. Perfect for people also needing to do video editng, graphic design along wth thier audio and MIDI production. If your video or graphics application takes advantage of Nvidia's CUDA Technologly then make sur eto choose an NVidia GTX or RTX video card. 

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Operating System Drive options include High speed, low noise SATA 600 or  SSD drives, M.2 SATA SSD and M.2 PCI-e SSD drives depending on hardware configuration.

 
All FundamentalAV systems include Microsoft Windows 10 Professional fully configured and optimized for Audio Production.  
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Western Digital Black Series 7200 SATA 600 drivesSamsung EVO Series SSD drivesAudio or Video Project Drive options include High speed, low noise SATA 600 or  SSD drives, We recommend using a dedicated hard drive for your audio projects rather than keeping them on your Operating System drive when ever possible. This improves overall drive performance and will make it easier to keep your projects organized and backup methods more efficient.

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General Storage Drive for added Sample Libraries, Documents, Graphics files, video files, system backups, etc.

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A dedicated Media and/or Sample Libraries Drive offers High speed, low noise SATA 600 or  SSD drives depending on hardware configuration. Do you have large 3rd party sample library content from manufacturers like East-West, VSL, Native Instruments, etc.? If so then we recommend using dedicated hard drives for your high res video or media and sample library content. This will greatly improve loading times and overall library performance. You also can avoid having to take the valuable room on your

Operating System or Project drives. Depending on the storage requirements of you libraries you may require more than one sample library drive. Please use the Storage Drive options for adding more Sample drives if needed.

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Internal and external Multi format DVD R/RW SATA burner and Blu-Ray R/RW Burner solutions for desktop systems. 

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External USB 3.0 card reader

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High Speed Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac.
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Add Thunderbolt 3.0 ports to your system. This is a PCI-e card and can limit the number or type of other type of PCi-e cards used witht he system suce as 3rd party raid controller cards, video capture/playback cards or firewire. If you are planning on adding one or PCI-e devices to your sstem please contact before purchasing the system to make sure the options you want to use will work.

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Add 2 Firewire 800 ports to your system. This is a PCI-e card and can limit the number or type of other type of PCi-e cards used witht he system suce as 3rd party raid controller cards, video capture/playback cards or Thunderbolt. If you are planning on adding one or PCI-e devices to your sstem please contact before purchasing the system to make sure the options you want to use will work.
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Wireless and Wired computer keyboard and mouse options.
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All Desktop Fundamental systems include a 2 year parts and labor warranty .
All desktop systems have optionals Premium 2 and 3 year warranites that inlcude cost of any warranty related shipping costs for the first year in both directions.  All FundamentalAV systems include LIFE TIME TECH SUPPORT
$2,700.00
$2,550.00

The Fundamental AV Extreme x299 Power House Digital audio and MIDI production workstation.


Based on Intel's latest x299 chipset support for Intel 8th gen Skylake-X  i7 8 and 10 Core and i9 10 Core Processors and up to 128gb of DDR4 RAM. The Extreme X2 is our most powerful solution for composers, large studios, broadcast and post professionals.

The Extreme X299 is compatible with all major home and pro level audio, MIDI and video software and hardware that supports or works on Windows 10. Audio/MIDI platforms supported include the latest versions of Avid Pro Tools, Steinberg Cubase, Steinberg Nuendo, Cakewalk Sonar, Magix Samplitude, Magix Sequoia, Ableton Live, Presonus Studio One, Image-Line FL Studio and many more.

 

Base system features include -

  • Quiet acoustically treated Mid-Tower case and cooling system

  • CPU: Intel i9-9820X Skylake X 10-Core 3.3 GHz (4.1 GHz Turbo)

  • Chipset: Intel x299

  • RAM: 32GB (4x8gb) Quad Channel DDR4 3200Mhz

  • OS Drive: 1TB7200 rpm SATA hard drive

  • Graphics: Radeon RX 550 4GB 128-Bit GDDR5 Video Card Up To 3 Displays - 1 x DL-DVI-D 1 x HDMI 1 x DisplayPort 1.4

  • Ethernet: 10/100/1000Mbps

  • Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit

  • 750W 80 PLUS Power Supply

  • 2 year Warranty

  • LIFE TIME TECH SUPPORT

 

See the Specification Tab for more detailed specs on the system.

More Optional Features

  • Support for all Intel's i9- 9000 series Skylake-X 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 Core processors 

  • Up to to 128 gigs of Quad Channel DDR4 Ram.

  • Tons of connectivity for all modern audio interfaces and control devices

  • Quiet Mid-Tower and 4U rack case options available.

  • Fully customizable to suit your needs

  • Quad Output AMD or Nvidia Graphics options available

  • USB 2.0, 3.0, USB 3.1, Gigabit LAN

  • Thunderbolt 3.0 Support (optional)

  • WIFI, Firewire 800 options also available

  • Dual Layer DVD+RW or Blue Ray Burner options

  • Windows 10 Pro 4 bit

  • 2 and 3-year Premium  Warranty options.

 

Give FundamentalAV a call or email to discuss your system configuration! - Sales and Support: +1-860- 946-0698 Monday - Friday 10am to 7pm EST or go to https://www.fundamentalav.com/contactus

 

The Fundamental AV Extreme x299 Power House Digital audio and MIDI production workstation.


Based on Intel's latest x299 chipset support for Intel 8th gen Skylake-X  i7 8 and 10 Core and i9 10 Core Processors and up to 128gb of DDR4 RAM. The Extreme X2 is our most powerful solution for composers, large studios, broadcast and post professionals.

The Extreme X299 is compatible with all major home and pro level audio, MIDI and video software and hardware that supports or works on Windows 10. Audio/MIDI platforms supported include the latest versions of Avid Pro Tools, Steinberg Cubase, Steinberg Nuendo, Cakewalk Sonar, Magix Samplitude, Magix Sequoia, Ableton Live, Presonus Studio One, Image-Line FL Studio and many more.

 

Base system features include -

  • Quiet acoustically treated Mid-Tower case and cooling system

  • CPU: Intel i9-9820X Skylake X 10-Core 3.3 GHz (4.1 GHz Turbo)

  • Chipset: Intel x299

  • RAM: 32GB (4x8gb) Quad Channel DDR4 3200Mhz

  • OS Drive: 1TB7200 rpm SATA hard drive

  • Graphics: Radeon RX 550 4GB 128-Bit GDDR5 Video Card Up To 3 Displays - 1 x DL-DVI-D 1 x HDMI 1 x DisplayPort 1.4

  • Ethernet: 10/100/1000Mbps

  • Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit

  • 750W 80 PLUS Power Supply

  • 2 year Warranty

  • LIFE TIME TECH SUPPORT

 

See the Specification Tab for more detailed specs on the system.

More Optional Features

  • Support for all Intel's i9- 9000 series Skylake-X 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 Core processors 

  • Up to to 128 gigs of Quad Channel DDR4 Ram.

  • Tons of connectivity for all modern audio interfaces and control devices

  • Quiet Mid-Tower and 4U rack case options available.

  • Fully customizable to suit your needs

  • Quad Output AMD or Nvidia Graphics options available

  • USB 2.0, 3.0, USB 3.1, Gigabit LAN

  • Thunderbolt 3.0 Support (optional)

  • WIFI, Firewire 800 options also available

  • Dual Layer DVD+RW or Blue Ray Burner options

  • Windows 10 Pro 4 bit

  • 2 and 3-year Premium  Warranty options.

 

Give FundamentalAV a call or email to discuss your system configuration! - Sales and Support: +1-860- 946-0698 Monday - Friday 10am to 7pm EST or go to https://www.fundamentalav.com/contactus

 

Products specifications
Chipset X299
CPU Socket Intel® Socket 2066 Core™ X-Series Processors
Memory 8 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 3200 Mhz Quad Channel Memory Architecture
On Board Graphics Adapter None
Multi GPU Support Supports up to 2 video cards depending on over all hardware configuration. Please contact us to discuss options.
Expansion Slots 44-Lane CPU- 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x16/x16, x16/x16/x8) 2 x PCIe 3.0 x4 (max at x4 mode) 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 28-Lane CPU- 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x16/x8, x16/x8/x1) 2 x PCIe 3.0 x4 (max at x4 mode) 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
Storage Intel® X299 Chipset : 1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode) 1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode) 8 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s) Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10 Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel Rapid Start Technology Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
LAN-Network 1 x Gigabit Intel® I219V LAN Controller
On Board Audio Realtek® S1220A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC featuring Crystal Sound 3 - Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs - Internal audio Amplifier to enhance the highest quality sound for headphone and speakers - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel MIC Jack-retasking - High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input (Line-in) - Front panel audio connector (AAFP) - Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback
USB ports ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller : 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (1 at mid-board) ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller : 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (Type-A + USB Type-CTM) Intel® X299 Chipset : 8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board) Intel® X299 Chipset : 4 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, , 2 at mid-board)
Back I/O ports 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s) 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A + USB Type-CTM 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 2 x USB 2.0 1 x Optical S/PDIF out 5 x Audio jack(s)
Thunderbolt 3.0 Support 2 x Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 connectors (USB Type-C™ ports)
Operating System Support Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64 bit
Motherboard Form Factor ATX Form Factor 12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
Mid-Tower Computer Case Drive Expansion External 5.25" Drive Bay - 1 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays - 6 x 3.5"/2.5" universal bays Internal 2.5" Drive Bays 2 x 2.5" dedicated SSD mounts
Mid Tower Case Dimensions (H x W x D) 18.30" x 9.17" x 21.38"
Rack Mount drive expansion External 5.25" Drive Bays 4 External 3.5" Drive Bays 1 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays 2
Rack Mount case Dimensions (H x W x D) 4U - 20.80" x 19.00" x 7.00"
Shipping Weight - Approximate depending on final configuration 45 lbs Mid Tower Case
Shipping Weight - Approximate depending on final configuration 40 ibs 3U rack mount case
Warranty 2 year parts and labor warranty - Includes Lifetime Tech Support - Optional 2 and 3 year premium warranty
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The Threadripper has arrived!

Finally, after extensive testing and qualifying our AMD Ryzen Threadripper systems. The results have been great overall, so we are happy to be offering this new option to our video and 3D video production customers.

 

Fundamental AV Extreme TRX

Pro Video and 3D Animation Computer. Incredibly powerful AMD Ryzen™ 3rd Gen Threadripper processor Huge amounts of power for faster renders, more real-time video effects, and 3D animations. Support for up to three GPUs and a CPU support for up to 32 cores and 64 threads and 128 Gigs of ram. 4k, 6k whatever. It's going to handle it. 

Perfect for mid-sized and large studios.

  • HD Video Production
  • 4K Video production
  • 6k Video production
  • 3D Animation
  • Any application that can take advantage of a large number of cores and threads

Like all of our systems, they have been fully bench-tested and optimized for the most stable and high-speed performance. We carefully choose all of our system components for optimal performance, expandability compatibility, and reliability. We always try and test our systems with the broadest array of software and hardware possible. Still, on cutting edge systems like this, you should check with the various software and hardware manufacturers about compatibility. 

Call or email us today to configure your system!

 

 

FAQ

Is this a good option for an audio production system?

The short answer, for now, is no.

Most current audio applications do not seem to be able to deal with more than 32 threads or do not handle large thread count effectively. Real-time audio becomes less efficient on very high core/thread systems. Applications that rely more on offline render and large buffering such as video, graphics, and 3D animation applications can take better advantage of the larger core/thread count typically. 

How many Graphics cards can I install?

With the PCI-e 4.0 bus architecture and bandwidth available, you can technically install up to 4 cards.  With our testing, though, we find limiting it to 3 cards max offers better results. In a two-card configuration, both cards run at a full 16x speed, and no other PCI-e slots are blocked. In a three-card configuration two cards run at 16x and one card runs at 8x and a 1x PCI-e slot is blocked. In a four-card configuration, all cards end up having to run at 8x so the bandwidth we feel is not worth it. Plus, all PCI-e slots end up being used or blocked, so no more PCI-e devices can be added to the system.

Does this system offer Thunderbolt 3 ports? 

Short answer, maybe? 

The system comes with a Titan-Ridge based add on card that has two USB 3.1 Type C port that is technically also Thunderbolt 3.0 ports. Thunderbolt support on the AMD platform is still very new, and many, if not most, audio and video interface manufacturers have not tested or officially support Thunderbolt 3 on an AMD system. We have tested some Thunderbolt 3 hard drives on the system that have worked fine but have not been able to test any audio interfaces.

 

Here are some general benchmark results so you can get an idea of its performance to other systems we offer at similar price performance ranges.

PassMark CPU mark rating

TRX40 CPU Mark results

 

Passmark single thread rating

TRX40 Passmark single thread rating