I am currently using my laptop to play 24bit 96khz (and many of them 192khz) flacs through my (medium quality I guess?) stereo system, but because I use this pc for any of my computer activities I am fearing the strain it is put under, plus this configuration is not the most tidy thing ever. So, I though I can remedy the problem with a "media station", use my external hard drive where the music is stored, and feed the station's output to the amp.
The problem is, I don't have much money to spare for that- I think 100 euros is as high as I can go, so I am essentially searching for a flac media player with capabilities of at least 96khz sample rate. I do not care that much for playing video, slideshows of pictures in SD cards and the like. Also, the tv im getting (=someone is givi ng it away to me) has no hdmi or other high definition capabilities, so even such features of the media station would leave me pretty much untouched.
is there any other way to do what I want without a media station?