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Old 19th May 2010, 05:27 PM   #1
jorge1 is offline jorge1  United States
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Hi…I have been thinking about using the Dell Mini 10 as the foundation for a reasonably priced pc audio setup. I understand that it is fanless, and can be configured with either the Atom Z520 or N450 processor, and with either Win 7 or Win XP. I would rip my CDs to an external HD as lossless .WAVs, use appropriate playback software (cmPlayer, foobar, JRiver), a suitable DAC, etc. Any and all thoughts, recommendations, and/or feedback is welcomed and greatly appreciated.
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Old 19th May 2010, 05:36 PM   #2
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Sounds like you're on the right track

I'd recommend Win 7, easier to get bit-perfect results than XP out of the box.

+1 for Foobar2k, but that's a personal choice.
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Old 19th May 2010, 09:14 PM   #3
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ok thanks, that's the sort of advice i seek...is the Z 520 processor superior to the N 450? -what would be the optimum operating system+processor combo? -and is 1GB RAM sufficient?
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