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« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2009, 06:15:34 pm »

Hello SeVeRed,

with the new Y4 I will now build a serious PC to run it on. And only that. As you told us about your dedicated PC and you have been running it for while , still making happy noices over the SQ, i would like to know whether you would buil it the same way again or have you found areas where it might be improved even further ?

Thanks for your time (away from listening XX Happy

regards,

Leo

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others with more know how on this than me (almost everybody reading this I guess) are of course more than welcome to  add their experience and insights.
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Dedicated silent audio pc HFX classic, Windows 8 pro 64bit  / Intel 3930 CPU 6 cores 12 threads,  ASRock x79 Extreme4-M/ SeaSonic Platinum 400w ATX PSU / 16Gb RAM , music on (SATAIII), MinOS/ Engine#4 Special Mode / Q1/2/3/4/5 = *6*/0/1/1/1 Qf=1 (Dev.Buffer = 4096) / not Invert / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Real Time / *Scheme = 1-2* @ UnAttended  /Services Off + No Running Time / Octo Arc Prediction Upsampling / *SFS=0,4 max= 120*  XT Tweaks balanced load 43, nervous=100, cool when idle 1, Provide Stable Power = 1 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability = On / Double Octo Arc Prediction Upsampling / -> USB with Dexa clock -> 24/768 Phasure NOS1 async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.3 (2ms) ->  direct to AMP: Gainclone mid high, Hypex DPS400 low, horn system (tractrix for mid/high, BD for bass with Oris200)
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« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2009, 07:33:47 pm »

Hello SeVeRed,

with the new Y4 I will now build a serious PC to run it on. And only that. As you told us about your dedicated PC and you have been running it for while , still making happy noices over the SQ, i would like to know whether you would buil it the same way again or have you found areas where it might be improved even further ?

Thanks for your time (away from listening XX Happy

regards,

Leo

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others with more know how on this than me (almost everybody reading this I guess) are of course more than welcome to  add their experience and insights.

Hi Leo,

Remember, all of my front end (computer too) are in a large closet just off the music room (drilled holes in the wall between the rooms).  The case is big (but keeps things apart) and the 3 fans and my processor fan is noisy (I would not want them in the room with me,,,).  But it sure does the trick of keeping thing cool. If it was in my room I'd either go for a different case or would have tried different case fans that were quieter. 

I think I've made a lot of good choices as far as the building of the computer.  The motherboard has been a stable one and the bios is easy to work with and gives lots of choices to tweak/shut stuff off.

Peter
will have to address again whether it is better to go with a Dual-Core Processor like I did still, or whether it would now be better to go Quad core... I like that mine is somewhat low wattage... probably good if you want to use a quieter fan. 

Could have gone for a lower cost lower NRG using video card...?  but who knows,,, maybe the power it uses balances right for the power supply hehe ... and the album pictures are probably shinier .... j/k  My video/display is set to go off after only a minute of non use... for some reason, I think the music 'relaxes'/sounds better when it goes off... but it just could be me liking a dark room at night time listening.

Here's an expensive neat trick for holding the hard drive...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7851/noi-15/NoiseMagic_NoVibes_25_Silent_Hard_Drive_Mounting_System.html?tl=g7c113
... but I hope you're getting a solid state drive for your main HD.  hehe I laugh everytime I look into my huge case with lots of HD bins,,, and all there is is a tiny 2.5" SSD.  Anyway, like I've said, things are well spread apart in my case, don't know if that makes a difference.

I'd get a bluray drive now rather than just a dvd drive for ripping ... there have been claims made about this LG being good for ripping.  After setting up the music computer, I've taken the drive out though... no need for it there.  I rip on another machine.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136162

gl and ask any questions you'd like here.
dave
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« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2009, 08:43:19 pm »

Quad core is only better for conversion speed, but afaik not for sound quality. Dual Core *is* important for the latter, and Quad Core doesn't work out differently. It is just that quad cores can't be controlled for the better. Only when the music playing itself could be spread over two cores, it could benefit (after adjustments on my side). But it doesn't (spread over two cores), nor that I see how it could benefit if it would (like left and right channel each on its core).
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For the Stealth III LPS PC :
W10-14393.0 - July 17, 2021 (2.11)
XXHighEnd Mach III Stealth LPS PC -> Xeon Scalable 14/28 core with Hyperthreading On (set to 14/28 cores in BIOS and set to 10/20 cores via Boot Menu) @~660MHz, 48GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 14/-/0/0/*1*/ Q1Factor = *4* / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = *10ms* / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = *10.13*  (max 10.13) / 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 = *62* / Nervous Rate = *1* / Cool when Idle = n.a / Provide Stable Power = 1 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability = Stable / Custom Filtering *Low* (16x) / Always Clear Proxy before Playback = On -> USB3 from MoBo -> Lush^3
A: W-Y-R-G, B: *W-G* USB 1m00 -> Phisolator 24/768 Phasure NOS1a/G3 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (16ms) -> B'ASS Current Amplifier -> Blaxius*^2.5* A:B-G, B:B-G Interlink -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers. ET^2 Ethernet from Mach III to Music Server PC (RDC Control).
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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