Here's a part list of what I plan to build:
Asrock IMB-191 Gigabyte GA-110TN-GSM Plus
i3-6100T or i5-6500T i3-7100T
Storage: Samsung 970 EVO 250gb
OS: 2016 Server Desktop (won't attempt to do core) (standard or essential?)
USB card: Matrix Element H PCIe
PSU: ZeroZone R-Core 20v 4amp for MB
PSU: ZeroZone R-Core 5v 2amp for USB card
Optomizers: Fidelizer Pro and Jplay with Virtual Audio Cable (I am curious about ramdisk)
Case: NCase N1
Cooler: Arctic Alpine 12 Passive
Here's what I am not sure of. How do I connect to internet? The PC won't be close to my router/modem. So, do I use USB wifi adapter or something else?
I suspect some would wonder why I am using a thin client MB. Well, I already have the linear PSU. I don't want to buy an ATX PSU. Plus, my current PC is a Lenovo m700 which did benefit from the PSU. So, I am assuming the IMB191 will benefit from the same PSU. And, this one of a few thin client MB that has PCIe. I need at least one for the USB card. I would love another for USB C in case I want to use a portable touch screen monitor.
And, I couldn't find any reviews on the USB card. It's cheaper than JCAT's Femto.
Here's how I will be using the PC. 99% of the time I will be streaming either from Tital or youtube. So, I need a good internet connection. Very rarely will I use my own music that I've ripped to external USB3.0 notebook drive.
Rest of my system includes:
Amp: Fisher KX100
DAC: Metrum Amythest
Speaker: Altec 601c
Note: I am too stupid get dual pc setup to perform reliably and dunno how to connect two PCs together via lan. So, for now, stuck using single pc set up.