I’m hoping to build a small (possibly fanless) system to act as a source for my stereo DAC (ModWright modded Oppo BDP-105) It needs to run JRiver Media Center and a web browser that will stream from Amazon Prime and BitChute. I also need to stream audio from Spotify (possibly through the browser) The pc will be hooked up to the DAC via USB, and I’ll be using a Bluetooth keyboard & mouse. The pc will have a hard connection to the router. I haven’t decided on a case but it will likely either be a Streacom FC10 or I’ll go with an inexpensive micro-ITX case/board.
I don’t need a lot of graphics power, and I’d like to avoid the Windows tax. Since JRiver has a Linux version I’d like to give it a shot. Given the requirements I’m leaning toward an APU, 8-16Gb of ram, an M.2 boot/apps drive, and a 2T SSD data drive for CD/SACD rips, and DSD downloads. No real need to overclock.
Does Linux work well with the 2400G? (any guesses as to how long before I can rely on it for the 3400G?)
Recommended Distro? (I’m thinking Ubuntu)
Which motherboard? - I have no need for a 570x but I’d probably want at least a B450.
What am I missing?