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[HELP] Upgrade/Transform my current PC to an audiophile music server/streamer


fabien44

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Hello,

 

i would like to challenge my SOTM SMS-100 which has some trouble to drive my USB DAC.

 

For that purpose, i plan to build my own PC audiophile.

 

I already own:

 

- Fanless case Streacom FC8 Evo: FC8 Evo Fanless Chassis | Streacom

- Motherboard Thin mini-itx Intel DQ77KB: Intel DQ77KB: A Low Power LGA1155 Motherboard | silentpcreview.com

- Low power CPU Intel Core i3 - 3220t

- 4Go RAM

 

My aim is to obtain the best optimised PC for only audiophile purpose and running H24.

My only requirement is a very quality SPDIF coax output to feed my DAC.

My music collection is 400 Gb of flac files.

 

I need PSU, SSD, filters, SPDIF card, ...

 

Could you advise me all components i have to purchase to complete my project?

And the OS i must target?

 

Thanks in advance,

Fabien

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You may want to wait a few weeks and read what Chris has to say in his CAPSv4 articles.

Eloise

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...in my opinion / experience...

While I agree "Everything may matter" working out what actually affects the sound is a trickier thing.

And I agree "Trust your ears" but equally don't allow them to fool you - trust them with a bit of skepticism.

keep your mind open... But mind your brain doesn't fall out.

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