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Although the majority of custom PC's are built for performance in gaming or video editing I had decided to design my own directed towards a more pro-audio solution to digital signal processing (DSP). To do this I had opted out of on-board sound cards as the expansion was S/PDIFF or similar technologies which allowed for multiple channels of input and output through a separate piece of equipment however these were difficult to find and always manufactured by an unfamiliar brand to me so I remained with out-board DSP with far better mic pre's. My only concern is possibly noise down the USB cable but I suppose Thunderbolt 3 remedies that, much pro audio out-board gear is thunderbolt (normally mac exclusive). The build itself is being developed constantly with rubber washers between fan screws and the case and solid state storage solutions instead of moving hard disc drives. Noise reduction is a considerable ongoing focus.