hqp comp build
Best CPU for hqplayer
I just finished building upgraded Windows 10 music server for the listening room to replace aging i7-6950X.
New one is built into Fractal Design Define R6 case, with Seasonic Prime Titanium fanless PSU. Motherboard is Gigabyte Z490 VISION D that has DAC-UP2 USB ports. CPU is Intel Core i9 10900K and RAM is four modules of Kingston HyperX Fury DDR 3200 CL16. CPU cooler is Noctua NH-D15S.
On the mother BIOS, all fan speed profiles are set to "Silent". This provides very quiet operation with the Noctua's cooler.
And performance is also nice to the T+A DAC8 DSD: