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Noisy pc what option should I choose?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote franklin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Feb 2019 at 12:50am
Same here,I recently build a Raspberry Pi + Volumio digital player. Love the software , power and the physical size it takes. The spdif card I use is an Allo digione. I was trying to save a dust collecting 48khz dac here, turns out the result is better than I expected.

For a even more simpler setup I would try is Chromecast Audio , but it has toslink optical out only so maybe a little more jitter than coaxial spdif.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote musicdude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 2019 at 9:52pm
I had the same issue, too noisy. Simple trick: I got a Corsair case which comes with 120mm fans. Also a CPU cooler with a 120mm fan and everything is quiet since. Even with my heater under the desk the CPU never gets hot. If your motherboard supports fan adjustments even better. Btw: I use a Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD sound card with stock op amps which is connected to a Kenwood KA-9100 amplifier. Speakers are modified Jamo 707. The sound is very good considering it's coming from a PC. Beer 



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ash Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Feb 2019 at 8:43am
Although the main power supply unit will have a fan so you can't get rid of them completely. I will compare my PC digital outputs to RPi digital outputs (with Slee PSU) and see if I can discern a difference.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CageyH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Feb 2019 at 8:49am
You can get fanless PSUs.
Mine is a “hybrid” so the fan only comes on when the PSU is getting hot.

Personally I found the noise of the airflow annoying in the quieter passages of music, which is why I went completely fanless.

A change in CPU to one with a lower Tdp would mean that the PC would run cooler as a whole, but that can wait.
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Similar thinking here. My PSU is a low noise unit with large fan and variable speed. I put it in the next the next room with a long network cable to my Squeezebox Touc. I notice it occasionally with very quiet music when the PC is running something intensive.

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This will give you an idea of the size of my CPU cooler, which is one of the reasons I don't need fans.

Changing to a 65W CPU will probably mean the PC runs a bit cooler, but at the moment everything is comfortable.
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The Coolermaster heatsink on my i7 9700k CPU must be at least that size. Think it would be fine without the fans to be honest. They have probably been supplied for those who wish to overclock well above the stock 3.6GHz as it can be raised up to 4.9GHz for higher performance. For general use, I doubt it is even breaking a sweat.

Hyper TX3 Evo I think.


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