Get the most out of your external DAC audio-PC setup with the JCAT USB Card XE, an HDPlex linear power supply, and server PC components.
The HDPlex H5 is a great fanless heatsink-case pc, able to cool a wide variety of processors. The case measures 15.3 x 16.9 x 4.3 inches (LxWxH). The H5 case is a heatsink that directs heat from the internal parts to the outside of the case through either 8 or 16 heatpipes. It is compatible with all motherboard sizes and processors with TDPs of up to 95 W. There is space for up to 4 2.5″ storage drives. It is compatible with graphics cards with TDPs of up to 120 W or other PCIe expansion cards. The case has a USB 3.1 Type C port and a power on/off button on its sides. It is compatible with external power supplies.
This configuration includes a Supermicro X11SCL-F motherboard, an Intel Xeon E-2224G processor, 32 GB of DDR4 ECC RAM (2 x Apacer 75.DA4GZ.G000B), a 500 GB Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe solid state storage drive, a 1 TB Samsung 860 Pro SATA solid state storage drive, Windows 10 Home, a JCAT USB Card XE, and an HDPLEX 300 W linear power supply*.
The JCAT USB Card XE is a USB card designed to transfer high quality audio content from a PC to an external digital-to-analog converter (DAC) or a USB-to-S/PDIF converter. It includes an external or internal power input and two USB 3.0 ports. It is built with top quality military grade linear regulators and filters to eliminate noise interferences from a PC and guarantee superb sound.
The JCAT NET Card FEMTO is an Ethernet card designed to transfer high quality audio content to and/or from a PC. It includes an external or internal power input and two gigabit LAN ports. It is the ultimate network interface designed specifically for transferring high-quality audio over LAN and puts an end to imperfections of streaming. Everything sounds better.
The HDPlex 300 W Linear Power Supply is a DC-DC power supply that produces a much cleaner signal than can be achieved with standard AC-DC power supplies. They are useful for audio computers due to their low ripple noise and no high frequency noises. Four power outputs are available to power a computer as well as other internal or external devices. The motherboard and any other internal devices such as Solid State Drives will be powered with separate cables for electrical isolation.
The Intel Xeon E-2224G processor has the following specs:
# of Cores – 4
# of Threads – 4
Base Frequency/Core – 3.5 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency/Core – 4.7 GHz
Cache – 8 MB
TDP – 71 W
Integrated Graphics – Intel UHD P630
Passmark Benchmark – 8,039
Passmark Graphics Benchmark – 1,292
Rear Motherboard Ports:
1 COM Port
3 RJ45 Ports (1 IPMI ASPEED AST2500, 2 Intel I210)
2 USB 2.0 Ports
3 USB 3.0 Ports
1 VGA Port