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Author Topic: HOW IVE BUILT MY NEW PC FOR XXHIGHEND AND WHY IVE CHOSEN THE COMPONENTS  (Read 209980 times)
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« Reply #75 on: May 07, 2012, 04:21:50 pm »

On off is managed by the motherboard via the large multi pin ATX connector. You can only plug one in the mobo so only one psu can be controlled. It shouldn't be hard to figure out which of those pins actually controls the on-off state of the psu... You can fool the other supply in being set by the motherboard by proving the right pin(s?) with probably 5V. This is tappable from a molex on the connected psu.

Am I ranting?

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Audio PC: XXHE PC with RAMdisk. Music PC with i5. Power cable PE not connected, together with nos1 and poweramp in separate "audio" powerstrip.

Set of Clarixa, Intona, Phasure NOS1a-75B USB (buf 4 ms)-> Blaxius ->SE EL95 (0,8W triode) + MiniDSP/T.amp3000-> biwired QED cable-> Bastanis Mandala Duo.

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« Reply #76 on: May 07, 2012, 04:22:44 pm »

Probably because the the PS need to be connected to the mobo to be turned on . This is my guess .

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Edit ; we should take a look at a generic PS schematic and find out what is the circuitry that provides the turn on and see if we can do a little mod to do that from the MB or a molex itself .

Here is an example :  http://www.pavouk.org/hw/en_atxps.html
and this also should help a bit : http://www.wikihow.com/Convert-a-Computer-ATX-Power-Supply-to-a-Lab-Power-Supply
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W8 pro 64bit, UEFI
sata ahci mode .
i7 (8 cores ) 2600k
RAM : 16Gig
XXHE on OS disk
Music on OS disk
Playback drive on USB3 to 4Gig Pendrive
Mobo USB 3 to Oversampling dac at 2X
KS adaptive , ArcPredict  , dev buffer 1024
Q1=8 , Q5=3 , res 1msec
Minimized OS , stop all services
X-tweaks : 45,100,1,1,1, stable , optimal
Disk Utilization : Split File Size: 120 ,max the same as SFS
Memory Organization : Straight Contiguous
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« Reply #77 on: May 07, 2012, 04:40:07 pm »

My PC for XXHighend:

Hi there Harald. I see this is your first post in here. Well, great post. Thanks !

Regards,
Peter
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XXHighEnd Mach II Stealth LPS PC -> Xeon E5 2640v4 with Hyperthreading On (20 cores) @~720MHz, 32GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = *30*/-/*1*/*1*/*1*/ Q1Factor = *40* / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = *15ms* / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = *0.90*  (max 120) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / Stop Desktop, Remaining, WASAPI and W10 services / Use Remote Desktop / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / *OSD Off* / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = 43 / Nervous Rate = 100 / Cool when Idle = n.a / Provide Stable Power = 0 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability = Stable / *Custom Filtering Highest for 705600* / Always Clear Proxy before Playbck = On -> USB3 from MoBo -> Lush USB 1m00 -> Phisolator 24/768 Phasure NOS1a/G3 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (*8ms*) -> B'ASS Current Amplifier -> Blaxius Interlink -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere (also from the PC).

For a general PC :
W10-10586.0 - May 2016 (2.05+)
*XXHighEnd PC -> I7 3930k with Hyperthreading On (12 cores)* @~500MHz, 16GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 10586.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 14/-/1/1/1 / Q1Factor = 1 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 1ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = 0.10  (max 60) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / All Services Off / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD On / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = *43* / Nervous Rate = 1 / Cool when Idle = 1 / Provide Stable Power = 1 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = *Optimal* / Time Stability = *Stable* / Custom Filter *Low* 705600 / -> USB3 *from MoBo* -> Clairixa USB 15cm -> Intona Isolator -> Clairixa USB 1m80 -> 24/768 Phasure NOS1a 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (4ms) -> Blaxius BNC interlink *-> B'ASS Current Amplifier /w Level4 -> Blaxius Interlink* -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
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« Reply #78 on: May 07, 2012, 04:45:42 pm »

I see this is your first post in here...

Missed that. And you're a NOS1 owner. Welcome. Looking at your sig it looks like you've got everything working well already. Cool.

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XXHighEnd: 2.09 / Minimize OS / Engine#4 Adaptive / DB=4096 / *testing*: Q1=30 /  xQ1=40 / Q3,4,5=1 / SFS=0.90 / XTweaks = 43, 100, 0, 0, 1 / Straight Contiguous / Clock Resolution = 15ms / Scheme 3-5 (low/realtime) / 16x Custom High / Unattended
Main System: USB3 port -> *Lush* -> Phisolator -> Phasure NOS1a B75 G3  -> BD-Design BD30-SPR mono amps -> Tune Audio Anima horn speakers
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« Reply #79 on: May 07, 2012, 04:51:15 pm »

Hey Coen, Stefano, thanks for the ideas. I'll look into this when I can. Meanwhile let me know if you come up with anything else.

Cheers, Mani.
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Audio PC: Phasure Mach II / Win 14393.0 on RAM-OS / controlled by RDC, no GPU card installed / connected directly to music server
XXHighEnd: 2.09 / Minimize OS / Engine#4 Adaptive / DB=4096 / *testing*: Q1=30 /  xQ1=40 / Q3,4,5=1 / SFS=0.90 / XTweaks = 43, 100, 0, 0, 1 / Straight Contiguous / Clock Resolution = 15ms / Scheme 3-5 (low/realtime) / 16x Custom High / Unattended
Main System: USB3 port -> *Lush* -> Phisolator -> Phasure NOS1a B75 G3  -> BD-Design BD30-SPR mono amps -> Tune Audio Anima horn speakers
Office System: *Lush* -> Phisolator -> Phasure NOS1a G3  -> BD-Design BD30 stereo amp -> Impulse H2 horn speakers
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« Reply #80 on: May 07, 2012, 05:21:16 pm »

OK  let me present  my Pc for High End  Happy :

Processor :
Intel i7 2600k at 3,4 Ghz , 4 cores , Hyperthreading , Sandy Bridge , Socket 1155

Motherboard :
MSI Z68A-G43 (G3) with USB3 ( Renesas driver )

Memory : Kingston KVR1333DN9K2 16GB (easy to overclock and looks stable ) .

CPU Cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus (set to minimum speed fan )

Disks : 2X Seagate Momentus Laptop ( OS and XXHighEnd ), 1X Samsung Laptop(Music)  . Sata . Will upgrade to new and better Disks later.

Case and PS (400watt ) are generic but good . Later will upgrade PS to a silent one probably from Corsair .

Graphics : Internal , no overclock .

OS: W7 , sp1 from updates ; It still gives the 15msec resolution .

Wireless mouse and keyboard by Logitech .


Well I am very happy for now with the set up , which was all in a look to save some money ( thank you Peter for suggestions of the CPU ) .

The only problem I encoutered initially was the impossibility to go into Minize OS correctly . After some trial and error with the BIOS settings  , it works very well again . I did disable the UEFI boot over other things .

Another thing I did noticed is the DRAM timings ( and overclock ): they seem to produce different sound presentation .
For now I am not overclocking the RAM , and use a timing like 8-8-8-20 . Also the timing suggested by the MSI memory-z works very well ( and it is rather defined with 10 values to set ) .
Some spare tests with the Latency checker , shows values as low as 8micro seconds , and overall the PC is very very smooth at use .

Great , thank you all around !


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W8 pro 64bit, UEFI
sata ahci mode .
i7 (8 cores ) 2600k
RAM : 16Gig
XXHE on OS disk
Music on OS disk
Playback drive on USB3 to 4Gig Pendrive
Mobo USB 3 to Oversampling dac at 2X
KS adaptive , ArcPredict  , dev buffer 1024
Q1=8 , Q5=3 , res 1msec
Minimized OS , stop all services
X-tweaks : 45,100,1,1,1, stable , optimal
Disk Utilization : Split File Size: 120 ,max the same as SFS
Memory Organization : Straight Contiguous
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« Reply #81 on: May 07, 2012, 06:46:31 pm »

Stefano hi,

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Another thing I did noticed is the DRAM timings ( and overclock ): they seem to produce different sound presentation .
For now I am not overclocking the RAM , and use a timing like 8-8-8-20 . Also the timing suggested by the MSI memory-z works very well ( and it is rather defined with 10 values to set ) .
Some spare tests with the Latency checker , shows values as low as 8micro seconds , and overall the PC is very very smooth at use .

I also noticed this, on my old pc I used to get the front side bus going as quickly as possible and work on timings. Generally faster was better. My new pc build was carefully specified to give quite fast memory performance. Good to know that others are getting similar effects from memory speed.

Best,

Nick.
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28 core CPU Audio PC / w10 10393 RAM OS => XX V2.09 / adaptive mode / XX buffer 4096 / NOS USB driver v 1.02 buffer 8ms / Q1,2,3,4,5 = 14,0,0,0,1 / xQ1 =1 / unattended / SFS 1.8Mb / memory straight continuous / system clock 1.0ms / Threadprio RealTime / Playerprio Low / CPU scheme 3-5 / 16x Arc Prediction / Peak Extend off / Phase alignment off / Phase off  / XTweaks : Balanced Load 43 / Nervous Rate 1 / Cool when Idle n/a / Provide Stable Power 1 / Utilize Cores always 1 / Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability  On => Lush USB cable => modified NOS1 USB DAC => no pre amp => Orelo active horn loudspeakers

Music server 16 core LGA 2011 PC.

System powered from two 3kva balanced mains isolation transformers.
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« Reply #82 on: May 07, 2012, 07:50:41 pm »

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Generally faster was better.

I am not so sure Stefano said that ?
And actually I'd think it is the other way around (theory only !)

Peter

Edit : FWIW I have mine running at 833Mhz (can do 2100).
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XXHighEnd Mach II Stealth LPS PC -> Xeon E5 2640v4 with Hyperthreading On (20 cores) @~720MHz, 32GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = *30*/-/*1*/*1*/*1*/ Q1Factor = *40* / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = *15ms* / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = *0.90*  (max 120) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / Stop Desktop, Remaining, WASAPI and W10 services / Use Remote Desktop / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / *OSD Off* / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = 43 / Nervous Rate = 100 / Cool when Idle = n.a / Provide Stable Power = 0 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability = Stable / *Custom Filtering Highest for 705600* / Always Clear Proxy before Playbck = On -> USB3 from MoBo -> Lush USB 1m00 -> Phisolator 24/768 Phasure NOS1a/G3 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (*8ms*) -> B'ASS Current Amplifier -> Blaxius Interlink -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere (also from the PC).

For a general PC :
W10-10586.0 - May 2016 (2.05+)
*XXHighEnd PC -> I7 3930k with Hyperthreading On (12 cores)* @~500MHz, 16GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 10586.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 14/-/1/1/1 / Q1Factor = 1 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 1ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = 0.10  (max 60) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / All Services Off / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD On / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = *43* / Nervous Rate = 1 / Cool when Idle = 1 / Provide Stable Power = 1 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = *Optimal* / Time Stability = *Stable* / Custom Filter *Low* 705600 / -> USB3 *from MoBo* -> Clairixa USB 15cm -> Intona Isolator -> Clairixa USB 1m80 -> 24/768 Phasure NOS1a 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (4ms) -> Blaxius BNC interlink *-> B'ASS Current Amplifier /w Level4 -> Blaxius Interlink* -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
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« Reply #83 on: May 07, 2012, 08:43:57 pm »

It's  a matter of bandwith probably ; so then the refined timings lend to a more relaxed listening .
I like to reason in analogy to my amplifiers , which ar both very large bandwith , fast yes , but also particular in topology and super enjoyable .
So instead of overcloking we could *infact* think of underclocking .... at times . lol

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W8 pro 64bit, UEFI
sata ahci mode .
i7 (8 cores ) 2600k
RAM : 16Gig
XXHE on OS disk
Music on OS disk
Playback drive on USB3 to 4Gig Pendrive
Mobo USB 3 to Oversampling dac at 2X
KS adaptive , ArcPredict  , dev buffer 1024
Q1=8 , Q5=3 , res 1msec
Minimized OS , stop all services
X-tweaks : 45,100,1,1,1, stable , optimal
Disk Utilization : Split File Size: 120 ,max the same as SFS
Memory Organization : Straight Contiguous
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« Reply #84 on: May 07, 2012, 08:57:25 pm »

Sorry I should read more carefully !

Will be trying under clocking later me thinks  Happy

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Music server 16 core LGA 2011 PC.

System powered from two 3kva balanced mains isolation transformers.
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« Reply #85 on: May 07, 2012, 10:15:26 pm »

Hi all,

OK, now its my turn to show you my PC. I recently got my Phasure NOS1 and I build a PC for XXHighend exclusively.

Thanks to all the valuable information on this site I borrowed ideas and knowledge and brew my own specs. The goal was a simple PC, with low noise levels and an audio-component appearance.

PC case: Modu MD11

Processor: Intel i7-2600S for low power consumption (65W)

Mb: Asus P8H67-V

RAM: Kingston DDR3 16GB

HDD 1: WD Velociraptor 300Gb (for XXHighEnd and Windows 7 Ultimate 64bits)

HDD 2: WD 2Tb Caviar Green

DVD drive: Plextor

USB 3.0 PCIe: ASRock

PSU: Silentmaxx FanlessII. With 500 Watt it is oversized, but one of the best fanless PSUs

I used no casefans, only 1 NoiseBlocker 120mm fan on a Thermalright AXP-140RT low profile CPU cooler. Later I will experiment with the fan disabled.

For the XXHG settings please see my profile below.

And the SQ? Im very impressed and pleased. It surpasses all the DACs I tried here (DCS Debussy, Audionote 4, PSAudio, Bryston, etc).

Finally Im released of that hard to describe digital fog nea that many people dont seem to notice, but of which I became allergic for the past 25 years.

Thanks Peter and other forum members. 

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AudioPC: Passive (no fans)/ Intel i7-2600S @ 1600 MHz/ / Hyperthreading On / Motherboard: Asus P8H67-V/ RAM: Kingston DDR3 32GB/ Motherboard USB3.0 to NOS1a / PSU: Silentmaxx Fanless II/ no case and no case fans, NoFan 80 EH passive CPU cooler/ Music via LAN on HDD on MusicServerPC (desktop computer-W10)/ All music in WAV /Control on Ipad <-> Wifi <-> router <-> LAN <-> MusicServerPC <-> LAN <-> AudioPC.

18-11-2017: Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM/ XXHE 2.09 / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 30/-/1/1/1 / Q1Factor = 40/ Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 1ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = 10 (max 120)/ Filter mid / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Peak Extend Off /Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback/ UnAttended / All Services Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : 43, 100, -, 1, 1/ Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability = On / Arc Prediction 16x / -> Lush USB-cable 70cm > Phasure NOS1a 75B *G3* DAC, Driver v1.0.4) (4ms)/ Output via Balanced Blaxius BNC Interlinks > Audio Analogue Maestro Balanced Monoblocks> speakers: Apogee Acoustics Scintilla (rebuild).
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« Reply #86 on: May 08, 2012, 12:51:44 am »

Hi stanray, congratulations for that great system including the rack and the Purepower conditioner, the NOS1 in black looks great although I almost cant imagine it other than blue.

My working pc is almost like yours, maybe Ill try it with the NOS1 to see how it sounds, the mb that I use in that pc is a P8H67-M EVO, with a i7 2.600 and 16Gb kingstone, a pasive GPU and it is very silent also. Making some arrangements I could make almost a clone of yours. Ill follow your changes to see if I can apply it to my computer and compare it with the one that I have now dedicated to music.

The Modu MD1 looks very nice, where did you buy it, in Italy?

Regards,
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Configuration and Updates in HOW IVE BUILT MY NEW PC...http://www.phasure.com/index.php?topic=1673.0

XXHighEnd: 2.09. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM, music on LAN/ KS:Phasure NOS1 Out 4.0/ #4 Engine/ Adaptive Mode/ Q1=30 Q3=1, Q4=1, Q5=1, xQ1=40/ Dev.Buffer: 4096/ ClockRes: 15ms/ Straight Contiguous/ SFS: 8,00 (max 120)/ Not Invert/ Phase Alignment Off/ Allow format change/ Decode HDCD/ Playerprio: Low/ ThreadPrio: Real Time/ Scheme: Core 3-5/ UnAttended/ Not Switch during Playback Off/ Playback Drive none/ UnAttended/ Include Garbage Collect/ Copy to XX Drive by standard/ Always clear Proxy before Playback/ Stop Desktop Services/ Stop Remaining Services/ Stop All Services: Off/ Keep LAN Services: On - Persist: Off/ Use Remote Desktop/ Minimize OS/ XTweaks : Balanced Load 43/ Nervous Rate 100/ Cool when Idle -/ Provide Stable Power 0/ Utilize Cores always 1/ Time Performance Index: Optimal / Time Stability: Stable / Custom Filter: 705600 Low.

Music Server PC (W10) totally silent with OS (W10) in SSD and music inside in SSDs - RDC > Ethernet Gigabyte cable 3m > Audio Pc > 1m USB Lush cable directly from the USB3.0 in the motherboard > PHASURE NOS1a-75B-G3 (Driver v1.0.4) 8ms > Blaxius BNC interconnects > Genelec 1037B 3-Way Active speakers with BNC inputs
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« Reply #87 on: May 08, 2012, 08:04:08 am »

Cool Stanley. You really made a nice job of it. Thanks for sharing.
Now, what about something like Coverart showing in that right leg of the NOS1 eh ? ... oh, oops. Yea, so stupid. Let me promise that for the next version after 0.9z-7 (and not ages after it).

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XXHighEnd Mach II Stealth LPS PC -> Xeon E5 2640v4 with Hyperthreading On (20 cores) @~720MHz, 32GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = *30*/-/*1*/*1*/*1*/ Q1Factor = *40* / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = *15ms* / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = *0.90*  (max 120) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / Stop Desktop, Remaining, WASAPI and W10 services / Use Remote Desktop / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / *OSD Off* / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = 43 / Nervous Rate = 100 / Cool when Idle = n.a / Provide Stable Power = 0 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability = Stable / *Custom Filtering Highest for 705600* / Always Clear Proxy before Playbck = On -> USB3 from MoBo -> Lush USB 1m00 -> Phisolator 24/768 Phasure NOS1a/G3 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (*8ms*) -> B'ASS Current Amplifier -> Blaxius Interlink -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere (also from the PC).

For a general PC :
W10-10586.0 - May 2016 (2.05+)
*XXHighEnd PC -> I7 3930k with Hyperthreading On (12 cores)* @~500MHz, 16GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 10586.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 14/-/1/1/1 / Q1Factor = 1 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 1ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = 0.10  (max 60) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / All Services Off / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD On / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = *43* / Nervous Rate = 1 / Cool when Idle = 1 / Provide Stable Power = 1 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = *Optimal* / Time Stability = *Stable* / Custom Filter *Low* 705600 / -> USB3 *from MoBo* -> Clairixa USB 15cm -> Intona Isolator -> Clairixa USB 1m80 -> 24/768 Phasure NOS1a 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (4ms) -> Blaxius BNC interlink *-> B'ASS Current Amplifier /w Level4 -> Blaxius Interlink* -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere.

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« Reply #88 on: May 08, 2012, 08:14:47 am »



The Resorator comes as standard with two water cooling "blocks" one for the CPU and one for a graphics card. You don't have to use the Graphics cooling block but I did for fun. The standard heat sink on the card can easily be removed and replaced with the secong cooling block. The return water from the CPU cooling block is then routed into and out of the Graphics cooling block on its way back to the radiator.


Hello Everyone,

Just a gentle warning for anyone who will attempt to use water cooling system in a city which has regular black out like Bangkok. You tend to use UPS to feed power to your audio PC. In my case, I use true on line UPS. Please make sure that you power the water cooling pump from the UPS source too. Otherwise, when power fails, cooling system will stop while CPU is still running. Of course, mobo will do the shut down work automatically. But it is safer to run cooling pump from UPS source.

Please see more details in my post last year with some photos. It has been almost 2 years that I use Reserator 1. It is sturdy and very reliable.

http://www.phasure.com/index.php?topic=1662.msg16787#msg16787

Best regards,
Praphan
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PC: Asus X58 chipset M/B; Seasonic 850W PSU; i7 970 12 threads (HT=on); ATI HD 5770; Zalman Reserator water cooling, 24GB RAM, Plextor PX230A drive ; W7 Pro 64bit plain SP1 (no further update) and XXHE on Velociraptor; music on Sata 3 2 TB HDD; WD5003ABYX sits on Thermaltake USB3 dock as playback drive; Star Tech PCIe USB3 card

XX 0.9z-8-3a : KS Engine 4 "Adaptive"; DB = 4096; APx16; Q1/2/3/4/5 = 14x1/0/0/0/0; No Appointment/low/real time; CR = 0.5 ms; XTweaks Ultimate; SC; SFS= 120/120 ; allow format change; unattended ; min OS and stop "all" services; normalized volume usually played at -15db ;  peak extension on ; PA off

Signal chain: 24/786 NOS1 USB; 16 ms buffer on driver 1.0.2 => Valhalla XLR IC = > McIntosh 2301 tube monoblocks => Purist Dominus spk cable => B&W 802 D
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« Reply #89 on: May 08, 2012, 08:20:07 am »


Now, what about something like Coverart showing in that right leg of the NOS1 eh ? ... oh, oops. Yea, so stupid. Let me promise that for the next version after 0.9z-7 (and not ages after it).

Peter

Well Peter, it is my speculation that you will fire up the screen on the right leg from the long waiting 0.9z-7 onward ! But we can wait.

regards,
Praphan
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PC: Asus X58 chipset M/B; Seasonic 850W PSU; i7 970 12 threads (HT=on); ATI HD 5770; Zalman Reserator water cooling, 24GB RAM, Plextor PX230A drive ; W7 Pro 64bit plain SP1 (no further update) and XXHE on Velociraptor; music on Sata 3 2 TB HDD; WD5003ABYX sits on Thermaltake USB3 dock as playback drive; Star Tech PCIe USB3 card

XX 0.9z-8-3a : KS Engine 4 "Adaptive"; DB = 4096; APx16; Q1/2/3/4/5 = 14x1/0/0/0/0; No Appointment/low/real time; CR = 0.5 ms; XTweaks Ultimate; SC; SFS= 120/120 ; allow format change; unattended ; min OS and stop "all" services; normalized volume usually played at -15db ;  peak extension on ; PA off

Signal chain: 24/786 NOS1 USB; 16 ms buffer on driver 1.0.2 => Valhalla XLR IC = > McIntosh 2301 tube monoblocks => Purist Dominus spk cable => B&W 802 D
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