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  1. I've had great luck with this thermal paste although I never thought to ask here: https://www.amazon.com/Thermal-Gr.izzly-Kryonaut-Grease-Paste/dp/B011F7W3LU It lowered temps (with the same config) from 58c down to 50c in my setup. Now i'm in the mid to high 30s.
  2. Paul Hynes is a good choice. That is an interesting question you pose. I don't think i've seen others go this route, with two 19v 10A rails powering the HDPlex 800W DC-ATX device. You are correct, in my case I would use the HDPlex for the 24-Pin ATX connector only. Maybe the 5v out to my network card as well until I get a dedicated audiophile network card which will use external power (like the JCAT you will use).
  3. Very much looking forward to your continued contributions @ray-dude and @austinpop!
  4. First off, awesome build plans! What i've seen most people do (and what I plan to do) is as follows: 1. Source one of the 6-pin DC Inputs with a high quality LPS (Sean Jacobs, Paul Hynes etc). Look for around 19V/10A output for this LPSU. 2. In my case, I will feed the 8-Pin EPS input directly from my LPSU. There should be healthy current reserves for this rail... around 10-12A if not more if possible. Per my understanding, the 4-Pin 12v input is not mandatory and is for extreme overclocking IIRC.
  5. @austinpop , I enjoyed your write-up very much and look forward to your network tweaks testing with the Mutec REF10 SE120. While I know I will never own a TAE (I have to put my child through college first 😄) I will live vicariously through you and the other owners. Please, do keep contributing to this thread. It wouldn't be the same without ya ;). It appears as though once people get the TAE they disappear, never to be found again... I'm guessing listening takes up too much of their time. Cheers
  6. Just ordered. Thank you! Looking forward to comparing it to the 400W. I've heard the latest/current 400W is a major improvement over the previous gen. Maybe these two will sound similar in my system.
  7. Thank you. Edit: I see in the datasheet for the C620 Chipset. PCH PCIe, CPU Bclk, CPU PCIe, DBxxxzl all share the same source clock Interesting.
  8. Thanks for sharing your expertience. Very curious about going this route myself... Hopefully you don't mind the barrage of questions 😃. How would you compare the sound of the 10th gen i9 to the 9th gen i9? Do you have any experience with 8th gen CPUs to compare? Some have reported that the K version CPUs can sound better due to better binned parts and/or enhancements with cooling capabilities due to a difference in the manufacturing process between the k and non k versions. It would be great if you could compare non-k and k on the same motherboard... End rant 👍 Thanks
  9. Would the buffer queuing available in Stylus render all network tweaks moot if one only streams from services like Tidal/Quboz?
  10. Thanks, this answers my question. Cheers! I am working on a project based on 4 LSIB-HPULNs to power 12v devices and now that I see you've used the SLS, which provides even better regulation (albeit at lower current maximum) I am wondering if I should limit these to two and use SJ modules for the more critical components. Thanks
  11. Wondering exactly which MPAudio modules you used since there are several MPAudio options. Was it the LSIB-HPULN?
  12. Very good information and thank you for sharing. I briefly considered purchasing an ISO-Regen (used) to pair with my Yggy (Unison) some time back... and now i'm glad someone else got to it first. One less component to worry about I am still wondering what benefits, if any, would be obtained with something like an Innuos Phoenix or JCAT Net Femto XE in partnership with a Unison Yggy.
  13. I followed your instructions and I am able to boot into PF-Test Kernel with networking and sound functionality.
  14. Will try this tomorrow evening. Other things to note: Although both devices appear in Min and ST Kernel, the list of items beneath each device within the min Kernel is shorter. Among the missing items is "Kernel Modules" from the min Kernel. Meanwhile, Kernel modules appear in ST Kernel. Kernel modules: xhci_pci (For USB) Kernel modules: r8169 (For Network card)
  15. I was shocked to see them in the min Kernel as well. Maybe the issue is on my end.
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