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I built a speaker a few years back and put a Dayton Audio full range plate amp in a case. I recently used that to DJ a bonfire and had to bring one of my desktop PCs along to play the music from.

Anyways I wanted to make it an all in one solution with the only things separate being the speakers (I built a second and will build two more), monitor, keyboard and mouse.

I want to eventually run the following program

https://serato.com/dj/pro/downloads?systemrequirements#system-requirements

What micro PC would run that software properly? I need a minimum of one HDMI port and three USB ports.

I also will be using this sound card.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WMKC9OG/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_3VWH728VCY5FQ77FJVFR

The sound card will only be used when not using a DJ controller as the DJ controller has its own audio output. What I may do is simply plug in the DJ controller audio out to the sound card's audio inputs and set the mix knob to in and engage the mono switch. That way I have the necessary mono balanced output.

I'll most likely use a 24" Vizio monitor like what I used on my main PCs.
 
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Looks like your software gives you a list of specs to run.
Go for it!
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/
PC Partpicker is fairly good about compatibility for parts, find a mini itx case you like and for your budget. Post what you find for your total parts list
 
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Needs to be very small though.

I was looking last night on Amazon at some of those PCs in a stick that plug into an HDMI port and use a 5 volt supply, but I don't know that they would be powerful enough. One is a max 2.7GHz quad core with 8 gigs RAM and can do 4K 60Hz.

I will check that website out though and see what it comes up with.
 

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You might be able to squeeze a Raspberry Pi into an audio receiver also. (you'll have to make usb and video cut outs in the back/side...ect.)
 

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Would something in the Intel NUC line of micro computers work or could I use the site you mentioned and build something better for less or close to the same cost?
 

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Would something in the Intel NUC line of micro computers work or could I use the site you mentioned and build something better for less or close to the same cost?
I dunno....
You'll need to add up the cost of a DIY with the parts you select and compare that to the cost of a NUC
 

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I'm changing things up.

Going to go with a pro audio DSP so I have more control over the sound and can tune the speakers to the room easier.

So since its rack mount I'll be going with a rack mount amp and mixer so I can now use a rack mount PC.

EDIT:

I searched on Amazon and found the following

https://www.amazon.com/HP-ProLiant-...1524&sprefix=hp+proliant+dl380,aps,242&sr=8-8

Documentation here

https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c02215285

Would that work for what I need provided Windows 10 can be installed on it?
 
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