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Old 8th November 2011, 10:05 PM   #31
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Have you seen this thread on CA where they discuss DIY and off-the-shelf SATA filters for HDs?
SOtM In-Line SATA Power Noise Filter when using external clock and DAC?? | Computer Audiophile
I was just about to post on these. I installed two yesterday. I will refrain from gushing and just say they are a must have for audio.

Curious how they would affect gaming.
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Old 11th November 2011, 07:01 AM   #32
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Personally I think PC based music is the way to go.
I built a new music PC about six months ago and went complete solid state. There are two hard drives, a 16Gb for the boot and software and a Crucial 256Gb SATA II drive for all the FLAC music files. So far I've had no problems with any data loss. The sound card is an Auzentech and the output op amp for the front channels has been replaced with a class D discrete one. The outputs feed a four channel JLH class A amp which I've just completed.

One last job is to replace the only fan in the PC. The CPU cooler is a Ninja 3, which will be replaced by the Nofan passive cooler. Then I'll have total silence.

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Old 13th November 2011, 10:14 AM   #33
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how about some pictures ??


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Old 14th November 2011, 07:23 AM   #34
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Hi Nick,

Photos attached. The case is a coolermaster and the psu is semi-fanless. The fan will only cut in at elevated temperatures, it never has. The CPU cooler has a speed controlled fan on the underside so that air is pushed up through the CPU and through the PSU. The CPU fan speed is such that it's barely audible. The Auzentach is on the bottom left and you can see the replacement Op-amp on the underside. The SSD's are fitted in the bottom two 3 1/2" slots via adaptors. Another point in SSD's favour is that there is virtually no heat dissipation, so there's less heat in the case and less load on the PSU.


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Old 14th November 2011, 01:42 PM   #35
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James: if you're specially observant, you'll note pix of SotM SATA filters in the DAT1 reviewed in this month's HiFi World!
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