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  1. I have a CAPSv3 Carbon (purchased from Small Green Computer). I was looking at the specs for the v4 Pipeline, the HDPlex Linear Power Supply power supply in particular. I was wondering if I could use this to run my Carbon along with my Synology NAS, replacing two power bricks (those that came with the Carbon and the Synology) for better sound. The issue is this: the Carbon motherboard can take 9-19v, with 12v suggested. I would use the 12v output from the HDPlex Power Supply to run the Synology, per its specs, the 9v for the SOtM card, and the 19v for the Carbon motherboard. Is there any harm in doing this? The Carbon does not run for long periods -- usually I power it up one evening a week, or less. But I don't want to shorten its life or anything by running it at the top of its allowable power input. Thanks for advice on this!
  2. I've just received my CAPS3 Carbon from Small Green Computer. Aside from the fact that I find Win8.1 incredibly frustrating, all is good. How should I optimize Windows for sound quality? I've heard of Fidelizer (Win7 only) and Audiophile Optimizer (Win server only) -- is there a utility for Win8? If not, I've had enough computer experience that I am reasonably comfortable changing system settings, but would need a checklist of what to deactivate. Also, what about antivirus software? Most of the time this computer will not connect to the internet, but sometimes it will. IIUC Windows Defender deals with spyware but not with viruses, so I probably should have an antivirus program. I've used Symantec (Norton) on my other machines with good results, but I imagine that a program like this does a lot of stuff in the background that might not be good for SQ. How do other folks handle this? Thanks!
  3. Anyone successfully installed a graphics driver on Caps V3 (Intel DN2800MT) motherboard ? There are no Windows 8 graphic drivers for those boards available AFAIK. I tried installing the supplied Win 7/32 driver - it installed just normal, but then I noticed that it makes the system crash when choosing some default desktop apps (like weather for example). JRiver or Youtube (even at 1080p) works just fine with that driver. I tried reinstalling the system twice (to find out what driver causes the system to crash). On a generic Win 8 graphics driver (no DN2800MT graphics driver installed) eveything works just fine.
  4. Hi all, I would like to finally (I've been busy with this sometime) give my audio pc a decent linear psu. I've done a lot of reading and a few things are not clear for me. That is why I started this topic, to gather a good vision on what's best and what is affordable. The first thing I need to know is what I need to power and what power requirements these components have. (I also put a few components in from the control pc, because I would to power this one also in the future, the ones I would like to power first are in bold and italic). [TABLE] [TR] [TD]Component[/TD] [TD]Voltage[/TD] [TD]Ampere[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]i5 3340 (77W TDP)[/TD] [TD]12V[/TD] [TD]6.42A?[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]i5 3570T (45W TDP)[/TD] [TD]12V[/TD] [TD]3.75A?[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]PPA CF Card[/TD] [TD]5V?[/TD] [TD][/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]PPA USB Card[/TD] [TD]5V[/TD] [TD]3A[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Intel 520 120GB SSD[/TD] [TD]5V?[/TD] [TD][/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]PICOPSU-150 – XT[/TD] [TD]12V?[/TD] [TD][/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] Since voltage x ampere = watts, I was thinking I could calculate the ampere figure I need to power the cpu. Is this true? Or am I overlooking something? From what I have red on the forum and also my own experience with feedback from Paul Pang, the PPA USB card could use 5V and 1A but it sounds better when it is 5V and 3A. I use a ASRock Intel H77 H77M ITX and a Asrock B75 Mini ITX motherboard. Both are equiped with Crucial ballistic 4GB sticks (2sticks, 8GB a system). Both systems are powered with PICOPSU-150 – XT + seasonic 12 Volt 80 watt power supply. So they feed these components I need 4 lines (one for the CPU, one for the CF card, one for the USB card and one for the Pico psu). Are there any benefits to power the CF card and USB card separate with a battery for example? The Balkoon route with two Balkoon's powering the CF and USB card will be to expensive for me (it is about 1000 euro's with shipping for me). I have red a lot about the Anker E4 battery, is this better then a good linear psu? There is a Quad-Rail ATX PSU on ItemAudio, but this one only has one 12V which means I can not feed both the CPU and Pico seperately. (Quad-Rail ATX PSU - Item Audio) PPAstudio has a few options but with shipping it is expensive and I use for both pc's a Streacom FC8 case. Which means the regulator bords will not fit into the case. He does sell a 120W psu, wich might would be strong enough to power both CPU and Pico (dual rail12V, 6A each). http://ppaproduct.blogspot.tw/…..r-psu.html This option would fit in my budget when I would use two cheaper batteries for powering the CF card and USB card. But then again, would be two of those supplies better then one with batteries for the other two components? Is it realistic to think one audio pc can be properly fed with a linear psu (or multiple) for about 1000 euro's? Thank you for reading and if you have some valid info please reply
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