Latest Ryzen Rackmount pc build is Studio computer for a local radio station. This is going to be a Audio Editing and Voxpro system running on a Wheatnet AOIP (Audio Over IP) network. They had an aging Windows 8 desktop PC doing this work before, and it was time to upgrade them to a much more reliable and definitely more powerful Windows 10 rig.
These are a few shots after the initial build was done right after the live stream was over. There was no hardware testing done, just build and basic cable management. Only minor changes to the caballing were done the next day, this was mostly due to the failed ATX 90 degree bend that was found to be bad. I also cleaned up the front panel cables a bit more, unfortunately I never got shots of those.
The next day, after I got it on the bench, I couldn’t stop myself from ordering some LED strips for this build. I didn’t even charge the customer, I just wanted to put them in. Plus, they were under $20, so I couldn’t resist. Luckily the install of this system wasn’t until the next week, so I had plenty of time for them to get them shipped and installed.
I am a little upset that the ATX connector had a short. This is the second one I have purchased and the first one with a failure like this. I will order a few more, as they are pretty inexpensive, and see if I have any more issues. I am really hoping that this was a rare occurrence. There are other brands that make them as well, so I may give them a try as well.
Technical Side of things:
For those that are curious, this system is running on a WheatNet audio network. It is running a “4 Channel” (each channel is stereo, not mono signal) and can actually output 4 different stereo signals to the audio network. Currently it is configured on the system for 2 that show up on their Surface. The “Surface” would also be considered the “Audio Mixing Board”, but that only for reference in Network based audio. Simply, the Surface is only for control, no audio actually passes through it. Currently one channel is what VoxPro is configured input and output of, and the rest of the computer and software uses a second channel. VoxPro shows up as one input on the Surface, and the rest of the audio shows up as a different selectable source. Being as there is more than enough horsepower in the computer to do all of this, it works quite well. Benefits to using network based audio.
Thank you for looking at my latest build, and I will see you guys on the next one!
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