I would like to share about a dedicated gigasampler system I just built with reletively very little money...i think. I have heard no pops nor clicks and have had no problems yet...
here is what I built:
intel celeron 600 $80
tekram mobo $80
128mb pc100 $90
30G 100ata maxtor (best buy) $110
audiophile card $170
AGP video card $25
nic card $15
I use a computer switch box to boot up with mouse and keyboard and then switch them back to my main system. From there I use PC anywhere to start up gigasampler and load in the sounds. Leaving pcanywhere up works fine, but I occasionally close it down, bringing it back up when needed. I use the analog outs to monitor while playing and the digital outs while recording. The overall setup is great! I\'ve run gigapiano, larry seyer bass, and other intruments all at the same time with no problems.
I do have one question for anyone who uses the spdif out on the audiophile:
I can\'t seem to get 24bits 48Khz working with gigasampler. I can hear mp3s and such but gigasampler doesn\'t seem to like that setup. Has anyone been able to get 24/48 successfully?