I want to rebuild my pc only for use with mairlist.
Win xp or Windows 7?
And I read somewhere that virus scan gifs problems so built a system whiteout virus scan ?
The only thing that uses internet will be the encoder for streaming.
I have 8 gig of ram can I make settings that mairlist can use all of that?
And are there more things where I have to think off
There will be no security updates for XP anymore from next month, so using Windows 7 or 8 is certainly a good idea. Both come with WASAPI, a new audio layer that has a couple of advantages over DirectSound, in particular lower latency.
The antivirus software built into Windows 7 and 8 (“Microsoft Security Essentials”) is known for its bad realtime scanning performance. Consider using a third-party software instead.
mAirList is a 32-bit application and can only use 2 GB of RAM - but a typical mAirList instance will only consume some 50 MB.
This is the exact recommandation I would give as well.
Use the SSD for OS and Apps only, do regular backups and put your Music on a 24/7 capable HDD, also Keep a 2nd SSD in spare.
From my experiance with these low Budget consumer grade MLC SSDs they do fail a lot more than HDDs.
Anny SSD that is MLC and that cost less than 2000,-€ you can not trust.
It is also a good idea NOT to buy the very latest CPU/ Mainboard Generation. Whe I baught my Computer, 3rd Generation Intel Core i was the latest one, but I went for 2nd Generation, well Aware of the downside that this has no native USB3.0, but I also needed two legacy PCI Slots for my soundcards. Since that time the System is running fine.
I did the upgrade to Windows 10, but I’m an IT guy and I know what to do if something Fails and I can live with some down time of the play-out PC. So for the average Windows user I also would recommend to stay with Win7 or a bit better with Win8, even if you Need to get used to the full Screen start menu.
For Windows 10 you have to know all the Switches to toggle, to make it usable for a production Environment.
Well, personally other than the usual stuff, in other words modifying Power Management settings so the system is “always on”, getting rid of the screen saver, as well as turning off ALL sounds and Sound Themes, you also need to stopped the automatic reboots, a pain in the unmentionables of Windows 10.
Luckily I recently found a solution via Stack Exchange that actually works, and has continued to work in recent updates.