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  1. novaca

    LPS for NUC

    I have no doubt about SR7. In fact, I was ready to order the SR7T 12V + 19V. I wanted to use it to power NUC and later build a Xeon server: 19V for ATX (via HDPLEX 800W DC-ATX) and 12V for EPS. At the last minute, I noticed that it is now 20% more expensive (for the UK and the EU) and postponed the project... Now I am looking for a appropriate new power supply only for the NUC.
  2. novaca

    LPS for NUC

    Yes, now I also use 12v (SR4). I used to try LPS-1.2 and it was not stable - but I had 2x8GB RAM and a case with a fan. Now I'm running fanless and only 1x4GB RAM, so I think it would work, but I want to use LPS-1.2 for ISO REGEN which is waiting for power... The JS-2 would be on the list if two rails were needed (after all, it costs twice as much as the above options).
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    LPS for NUC

    Now I have NUC7PJYH. I would upgrade to the older NUC7i7DNBE if I got one - which should still be OK. I heard something about Farad Super19; 9A and a price similar to Nucleus...
  4. novaca

    LPS for NUC

    I am choosing a new LPS for NUC. Does anyone have the opportunity to compare Farad3 vs Paul Hynes SR4T? I know that there was an evaluation on the forum and there was a penchant for Farad Super3 compared to Paul Hynes SR4. Now, however, we have a version of the SR4T, which has a positive response (but compared to the original SR4, I do not remember the comparison with Farad). Farad is now also a cheaper option compared to the new SR4T (after the European price increase Hynes). However finances aside, the important thing is as it sounds... Alternatively, some other LPS tips for this particular use. Now I'm using SR4 for NUC, which I would use for another purpose and get a new one. Thanks
  5. Thanks, I get it. It will probably be better to stay with a well-powered NUC for now.
  6. Do you think that PH SR4(T)-19 (2A) for the HDplex 800W DC-ATX and PH SR5(T)-12 (6A) for CPU/EPS (Xeon E-2136) would suffice? Or should (I have to) think of PH SR7? :(
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    NUC or Xeon

    Yes, Apacer ECC RAM - I mention it in the first post (as well as the processor and motherboard that are now on my list). Apacer RAM made a nice difference in my NUC (non-ECC version - it replaced Corsair Vengeance).
  8. Back to power again. Have you tried to compare HDPlex 200W to DC-ATX with HDPlex 400W to DC-ATX, ie HDPlex 400W not directly to the board? I know it doesn't make sense, but I'd like to see if the improvement is due to the difference of HDPlex200 vs HDPlex400, or the removal of DC-ATX. If DC-ATX (HDPLEX 400W HiFi DC-ATX) would be "usable" with better LPS, or is it really the weakest part...
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    NUC or Xeon

    Yes, I follow Farad. Unfortunately, as you write, their information about future products has been removed. There are many power options, but most have no reference or comparison. If there were scales, PicoPSU with a standard laptop source "0", Paul Hynes SR7 "10", then Farad maybe "8-9". But where would HDPlex, Teratak, ZeroZone...? There is no answer to that now. But back to Xeon. I would like to repeat the previous question that I am most interested in now: Should more attention be given to selecting a particular (specific) processor and motherboard, or is it a question of architecture as such?
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    NUC or Xeon

    Thanks. OK, Xeon feels like a better choice, though a more complicated implementation. The DC-DC converter would probably be the weakest part. In the first phase I could use Pico PSU for 24pin motherboard and 8 pin for processor power directly from LPS. Then wait for future options or maybe a custom cable 24pin to 3 LPS rails. But then the power section takes on huge proportions and costs. Should more attention be given to selecting a particular processor and motherboard, or is it a question of architecture as such?
  11. Well done, ramroot with 4GB RAM possible with little effort (tested with LMS + Squeezelite). Thanks.
  12. novaca

    NUC or Xeon

    I'd like to try to move on. I want setup with a single computer (I currently have NUC7PJYH, Apacer RAM). My dilemma is NUC (NUC7iDNDN, Apacer RAM) vs Xeon (something like Supermicro X11SCZ-F, Xeon E-2124G, Apacer or Hynix ECC RAM). NUC is not cheap, it costs almost the same as Xeon. So Xeon seems like a better option - until power comes. NUC is easy to power, I have a Paul Hynes SR4, but Xeon? Something like HDPlex 400W ATX is an elegant solution, but the SR4 is probably a different level. Is the Xeon solution so much better (to possibly wipe off the worse power supply)? In both configurations, I am tempted to use a Jcat Femto USB card - if it is externally powered, is the main power less critical? Thanks for the recommendation
  13. Yes, very welcome. Minimalist basic distribution with extension options... We will learn to work with what will be needed when it produces the desired result.
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    After a year of experimenting, I went back to wtfplay and I am pleased again. Great technical parameters of sound (soundstage, detail, explosive dynamics) and yet a lot of emotions (which I cannot say about other distributions). Juicy, fat, muscular... or similar :) Maybe wtfplay on my weaker hardware (NUC) benefits from its low performance requirements. More complex distributions would sound better (but certainly not better than wtfplay) on a more powerful machine, but why do it complicated when it's easy... Even though I lack some features, sound is first and foremost. And presented minimalism for me also has its appeal. Once I would like to hear Windows Serves + AO, but again: why do it complicated? Now I definitely have no motivation to change something and I look forward to the next listening session. Thanks.
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