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Ok as I move up in audio equipment more and more flaws in my line are made clear the one that is bugging the most atm is the gpu noise dump. my 275 muddy's the line with a high pitch squeal (it is not cap squeal and the gpu is under water so no fan noise ether). so my question, is there a way to eliminate this noise and still keep the gpu if that can not be done does anyone know of an alternate "quiet" gpu.

for reference my path is apple lossless or flac > ht omega claro (rca outs) > darkvoice preamp > emotiva amp > diamond 9.5 speakers
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Sure its not your psu? they do tend to squeel sometimes,even quality ones i had an antec trupower 650 2 month ago and it squeeled a little bit.
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Sure its not your psu? they do tend to squeel sometimes,even quality ones i had an antec trupower 650 2 month ago and it squeeled a little bit.
I would lean towards not as the squeal increases and decrease with the gpu load and not the cpu load but I would rule it out
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Gpu puts load on your psu aswell,quite a lot aswell............
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Have you tried using Optical SPDIF instead of RCA? It picks up less interference. Also possibly try coating a sheet of aluminum foil in tape (so it doesn't short) and surround your sound card with it. Also get some ferrite cores for your cables, they help a lot with EMI.
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Have you tried using Optical SPDIF instead of RCA? It picks up less interference. Also possibly try coating a sheet of aluminum foil in tape (so it doesn't short) and surround your sound card with it. Also get some ferrite cores for your cables, they help a lot with EMI.
to move from rca to spdif would be a 1k-2k upgrade and is something I intend to do just not now. I will try the ferrite cores and see what I get
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