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  1. I am building a computer for HQPlayer and I wonder which is the best CPU (up to now) I should use. The options I look at are either intel 7th generation (6700k, 7700k), 8th generation (8700k) or 9th generation (x series). Is there a significant difference that makes any of them the best choice? I do want to maximize performance of up sampling to DSD512 with best modes (XTR) possible. It should be noted a good GPU will be in use as well (either GTX 1070 or 1080). BTW, if AMD has any competitive CPU that matches or even performs better it can be an option. I currently plan to go with 8700k but I am not sure if this is the right choice.
  2. This past week I built a Carbon. Thus far I have had no problems playing any files except SACD. Is this a design flaw with the Carbon or simply something I need to change or alter in my Win 8 or MC 18 config? Does anyone have a suggestion that may help my situation? Resource Monitoring on my Carbon NT2800MT running Win 8 32 bit for a variety of files trends as follows: 44.1 kHz at 16 bit => CPU & Max Frequency averaged 15% and 65% respectively 192 kHz at 24 bit => CPU & Max Frequency averaged 17% and 70% respectively 352khz (SACD)* => CPU & Max Frequency averaged 60%-70% & 98% respectively *Note: My Weiss DAC is limited to 192 Khz input. Given that Media Center application must via programming reduce the resolution of the bitstream of the file prior to feeding my DAC. Also note that the 60-70% CPU utilization for the SACD playback is mostly a result of MC18 (40-45%) and System Interrupts (15-20%)
  3. hi all thinking about putting together a: Synology NAS / MinimServer / FLAC / Aries for the NAS the rack mountable RS814 has caught my eye but I'm a bit concerned about the grunt of the CPU another thread warned that transcoding = a heavy workload most of my files are red-book into FLAC (level 6) but there'll be more higher-res files in time further, if at a later date I added an RX415 - would this increase the load on the main NAS CPU to impossible levels? so, would the RS814 (Marvell Armada XP / 1.33 dual) be 'good enough' or would the RS814+ (Intel Atom / 2.13 dual) be a safer bet? any thoughts appreciated - thanks!
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