Get the most out of your external DAC audio-PC setup with the JCAT USB Card FEMTO and an HDPlex Linear Power Supply.
The JCAT USB Card FEMTO 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 Streacom FC8 is a fanless heatsink-case mini pc, able to cool a wide variety of processors. The case measures only 9.4×9.8×3.9 inches (LxWxH). The FC8 case is a heatsink that directs heat from the internal parts to the outside of the case through four heatpipes. It is compatible with Mini ITX and Thin Mini ITX motherboards and processors with TDPs of up to 65W. There is space for up to 5 2.5″ storage drives. It has one low-profile PCIe slot available for expansion cards. The front of the case has 2 USB 3.0 ports and a power on/off button. It is compatible with external power supplies.
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.
This configuration includes an ASRock H470M-ITX Motherboard, an Intel Pentium processor, 8 GB of DDR4 RAM, 500 GB of NVMe solid state storage, 1 TB of SATA solid state storage, Windows 10 Home, a JCAT USB Card FEMTO audiophile USB card, and an HDPlex 300 W Linear Power Supply.
The Intel Pentium Gold G6400 processor has the following specs:
# of Cores – 2
# of Threads – 4
Base Frequency/Core – 4.0 GHz
Cache – 4 MB
TDP – 58 W
Integrated Graphics – Intel UHD 610
Passmark Benchmark – 4,244
Passmark Graphics Benchmark – 721
1 12 V DC Power Connector
2 USB 2.0 Ports
1 PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
1 DisplayPort 1.4
1 HDMI Port 1.4
1 USB 3.0 Port
1 USB 3.0 Type C Port
2 RJ45 Ports w/ Realtek Dragon RTL8125BG 2.5G and Intel I219V
4 USB 3.1 Ports
3 Analog Audio Jacks w/ Realtek ALC1200
2 Wi-Fi Antenna Ports
2 Audio USB 3.0 Ports
1 Audio 5 V DC Power Connector