- Listing Type FOR SALE
- Item Condition USED
- Time Left This listing is completed.
- Quantity 1
- Price 230.00 USD
In 2013 I assembled the CAPS v2 as described by Chris Connacker: https://www.computeraudiophile.com/ca/ca-academy/computer-audiophile-pocket-server-caps-v20/
The server is fanless with no moving parts and benefits from an eSATA port. Parts employed:
Motherboard: Jetway NF96FL-525-LF ($167)
CPU: Intel Atom D525 1.8 GHz dual core 64 bit (included with motherboard)
RAM: 4 Gb (2 X 2Gb) 667 DDR2 ($106)
Power supply: Casetronic PW-12V5A-L5 60w supply ($23.50)
Case: Origen M10 (black) ($320)
SOtM tX-USB PCI to USB card ($339)
SOtM In-Line SATA Power Noise Filter ($65)
I initially installed Windows 7 Ultimate and JRiver MC 16. Eventually I replaced Windows 7 with WS2012 and Audiophile Optimizer (1.3 or 1.4, I don’t recall which). I recently upgraded to WS2016, AO 2.20 and JRMC 23 and think the sound improved, however no measurements were made and no attempt to minimize conformational bias undertaken. I am unable to transfer the AO and JRMC software (vendor’s restriction) and am reluctant to transfer the WS2016 (I bought this on eBay for a song and have concerns about authenticity even though the OS registered when installed). I’m, therefore, selling the server with no OS.
The case isn’t perfect (6.5/10), but functionally the server is excellent. I think $230 including CONUS shipping and PayPal fee is a fair price.