squeezebox and dac Vs Transporter

I am currently narrowing down my search for a laptop based system. I want t use my laptop to rip music onto a hard drive, and then stream it to a device from another room (get rid of computer noise that way).

now what's the better option:
1. Squeezebox plus either
a. modifications (if so which one)
b. external dac (if so which one)


2. Slim deevices transporter

please help me
External DAC. I tried it with a 47 Labs Shigaraki DAC with excellent results.
i'm using a squeezebox 3 with a 47 labs shigaraki dac also. the sb3 replaced my shigaraki transport without any noticeable degradation in sound.