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Here is the whole package, with the original costs broken down: tX-USBultra SE with 50Ω master clock: $1470 NUC7i7DNBE board: $620 Plato X7D case: $190 HyperX DDR4-2400 8GB: $75 Modification cost: $600 $450 for NUC $150 - 3 clocks in the tX 3x SMB cables: $100 Shipping to/from Korea: $200 Total: $3255 What isn't listed here of course is the time and effort it took to put this together: delays in getting the parts, assembly efforts, the delays while SOtM is modding the gear, etc, so the buyer avoids all those hassles! Sale limited to continental US shipping addresses only please. I'm asking $2500 the lot, and will include free FedEx shipping. Payment via PayPal.
Intel NUC7PJYH using Pentium Silver J5005 quad core processor Akasa Newton JC fanless case 8GB non-ECC Apacer RAM (from Nenon's group buy) Replaced stock footers w/Herbie's Grungebuster dots Includes all original hardware and stock SMPS Asking $500 shipped to CONUS48...thanks!
Intel NUC7i7DNKE | NUC7i7DNHE | NUC7i7DNBE using 8th gen i7-8650U quad core processor Akasa Plato X7D fanless case 8GB non-ECC Apacer RAM (from Nenon's group buy) Replaced stock feet w/Herbie's Baby Booties WiFi card included (but disconnected) Includes all original hardware, stock SMPS Asking $1000 shipped to CONUS48...thanks for looking!
Hi all, I've been a long time reader of the CA forum and in this first post I want to ask your opinion on my fanless build. It will be a headless server, based on MPD and RT Linux. I'll stay with the CAPS design philosophy as closely as possible. I just ordered the parts and will keep you posted on my progress. This is my setup: Akasa Euler fanless case Gigabyte GA-H61TN (thin mITX mainboard) Intel Pentium G630T OCZ Vertex 64 GB SSD For a review of the case, see: Akasa Euler Fanless Thin ITX Case | silentpcreview.com Other components: Musical Fidelity V-Link (on its own linear PSU, circumventing the USB power line) Metrum Octave + linear PSU Duson PA-100 (Class A stereo amplifier) All my music will be placed on either the SSD or on the network and MPD can be controlled through my phone or tablet using one of the available clients. Once it's up and running, it's really convenient. As for the software I'll be using MPD on (stripped-down) Debian Linux, because of my experiences with this combination. On an earlier build I really came to love the sound of the PREEMPT RT kernel. Despite the disbelief I noticed in other threads by some of the audio qualities of a real-time Linux kernel, I really want to say that it did wonders to my previous setup. Voices are so clear, they almost seem visible in space like a hologram. Audiences and drum sounds in live recordings sound very realistic too. To make full use of the real-time kernel, you need to prioritize the threaded IRQs, which can be done effectively by using the rtirq scripts by Rui Nuno Capela. Then there are some small adjustments, such as increasing the priority of the MPD process and setting the processor affinity for each process, working towards placing MPD on its own CPU core. See this guide for some useful tips (based on Voyage MPD): ????? Furthermore, I'm using the following ALSA configuration in my MPD.conf, allowing me to make use of the async-USB properties of my USB-S/PDIF converter: device "hw:1,0" format "*:24_3:2" use_mmap "yes" auto_resample "no" I suspect some people on this forum are using similar configurations and I'm interested to hear how they compare their own setups to the more expensive servers and appliances of the established brands. In short, has anybody used the Akasa Euler case for a CAPS before? And does anyone have good tips on how to get the most out of my setup? I'd really like to hear your comments and tips! Regards, Vincent