I am a new convert to Roon (from MediaMonkey), and I have issues trying to cast to 5 Chromecasts at once in my home via the core installed on my 5 yr old AMD FX7130 with 8GB of ram win10 machine.
So I am considering my options, whether to upgrade to a multipurpose 8th gen windows machine (i7?) with, say 16GB Ram, or get a 7Gen i3 NUC specifically to run ROCK, or spend more money on a SonicTransporter (which runs a 6th gen i5).
I do not do DSP (other than volume limiting/headroom management), but just want to be able to cast to my 5 Chromecasts, sometimes MQA format via tidal (MQA I currently do only via the Tidal due to Chromecast dropouts in Roon, but not in the Tidal app).
In short, would a general purpose installation suffice, or do I need a bespoke server? Should I drop $1200 Canadian on a SonicTransporter even though it is still using the 6th Gen i5, which was retired this past March (or perhaps the processor is not the key issue?)
Thanks in advance for any advice! Loving Roon other than the resources it consumes on my old AMD rig…