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right now, i'm running twonky manager off of my computer to stream media to my logitech revue.

however, i want to lighten the load off of my computer.

i have an amd 5200 and asus motherboard laying around, i also have a case, video card, etc. the only thing i need, is a psu and ram. i have a 1gb ddr2-800 module that i could use with it and i can pick up a $10 psu. however, will this setup be sufficient for just streaming movies to my HT? i'm not doing any transcoding or encoding on the server and i will put my hard drive that has my movies in this machine.

also, what would be the best free, easy to use OS to run on it?
 
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i5 2500k MSI Z77A-GD65 MSI GTX 560 Ti 16GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
90GB Corsair Force Series 3 Western Digital Green 1TB Samsung F3 1TB Microcenter 64GB SSD 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 18x SATA DVD Burner Corsair H100i 4 x Corsair AC120 fans 2 x Corsair SP120 fans 
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Windows 8 Pro Ubuntu 12.04 19" Acer Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX750 Corsair Carbide 500R Logitech MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-3650 Biostar A75M Radeon 6540 G.Skill 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Agility 3 60GB Samsung 1.5TB WD 640GB Blue Microcenter 64GB SSD 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Stock Windows 7 32 Bit Winbook 37" HDTV Lenovo n5902a / Logitech Harmony 650 / FLiRC 
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OCZ ModXstream 700w nMediaPC 6000B  none Phillips HTS3555 
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post #2 of 7
it should be sufficient except for the memory.
you really want to get as much RAM as possible for a server setup.

And as for the OS, try Linux or Windows Server 2008
linus is extremely lightweight so you wont need as much memory for it and Microsoft server is going to be awesome to have for accessablity
post #3 of 7
You should check out Amahi home server, or any linux distro, also I would not recommend a cheap PSU
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i'm installing amahi right now actually. i picked up a diablotek 400w (lulz) psu for now. i'll replace it with my corsair this winter when i replace my sig rig.
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k MSI Z77A-GD65 MSI GTX 560 Ti 16GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
90GB Corsair Force Series 3 Western Digital Green 1TB Samsung F3 1TB Microcenter 64GB SSD 
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Samsung 18x SATA DVD Burner Corsair H100i 4 x Corsair AC120 fans 2 x Corsair SP120 fans 
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Windows 8 Pro Ubuntu 12.04 19" Acer Logitech G15 
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AMD A6-3650 Biostar A75M Radeon 6540 G.Skill 
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OCZ Agility 3 60GB Samsung 1.5TB WD 640GB Blue Microcenter 64GB SSD 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
90GB Corsair Force Series 3 Western Digital Green 1TB Samsung F3 1TB Microcenter 64GB SSD 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 18x SATA DVD Burner Corsair H100i 4 x Corsair AC120 fans 2 x Corsair SP120 fans 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8 Pro Ubuntu 12.04 19" Acer Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX750 Corsair Carbide 500R Logitech MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-3650 Biostar A75M Radeon 6540 G.Skill 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Agility 3 60GB Samsung 1.5TB WD 640GB Blue Microcenter 64GB SSD 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Stock Windows 7 32 Bit Winbook 37" HDTV Lenovo n5902a / Logitech Harmony 650 / FLiRC 
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post #5 of 7
nice, lemme know how it all works out.
post #6 of 7
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well, amahi installed fine, worked great. really liked being able to just setup and control everything from a remote pc rather than having to mess around directly on the server. i bought the amahi dlna app, worked great, everything was simple to setup with just changing some config files. the only problem i had was the cover art for my movies were not showing up on my media player.

i removed amahi and installed ubuntu 11.04. tried a multitude of servers (serviio, rygel, etc). again, twonky was the only one that showed the movie art. twonky is $20, looks like i have to purchase software (for the first time in my life).

i really liked amahi though, wish they had a twonky app. i'm sure there's a way i could install it into fedora 14 and run it through terminal, however, i installed the headless version, so the fedora install was very minimal and would probably require installing and configuring of a lot of stuff.
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k MSI Z77A-GD65 MSI GTX 560 Ti 16GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
90GB Corsair Force Series 3 Western Digital Green 1TB Samsung F3 1TB Microcenter 64GB SSD 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 18x SATA DVD Burner Corsair H100i 4 x Corsair AC120 fans 2 x Corsair SP120 fans 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8 Pro Ubuntu 12.04 19" Acer Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX750 Corsair Carbide 500R Logitech MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-3650 Biostar A75M Radeon 6540 G.Skill 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Agility 3 60GB Samsung 1.5TB WD 640GB Blue Microcenter 64GB SSD 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Stock Windows 7 32 Bit Winbook 37" HDTV Lenovo n5902a / Logitech Harmony 650 / FLiRC 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
OCZ ModXstream 700w nMediaPC 6000B  none Phillips HTS3555 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k MSI Z77A-GD65 MSI GTX 560 Ti 16GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
90GB Corsair Force Series 3 Western Digital Green 1TB Samsung F3 1TB Microcenter 64GB SSD 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 18x SATA DVD Burner Corsair H100i 4 x Corsair AC120 fans 2 x Corsair SP120 fans 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8 Pro Ubuntu 12.04 19" Acer Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX750 Corsair Carbide 500R Logitech MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-3650 Biostar A75M Radeon 6540 G.Skill 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Agility 3 60GB Samsung 1.5TB WD 640GB Blue Microcenter 64GB SSD 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Stock Windows 7 32 Bit Winbook 37" HDTV Lenovo n5902a / Logitech Harmony 650 / FLiRC 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
OCZ ModXstream 700w nMediaPC 6000B  none Phillips HTS3555 
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post #7 of 7
PS3 Media Server is a good media server, has installer for Linux too and supports various devices
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i5 - 760 Gigabyte H55N-USB3 XFX HD 5770 2x2GB XMS3 
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DELL 24'' Sidewinder x6 Silver Stone Strider 600 W CM Storm Scout 
Mouse
CM Storm Inferno 
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i5 - 760 Gigabyte H55N-USB3 XFX HD 5770 2x2GB XMS3 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
DELL 24'' Sidewinder x6 Silver Stone Strider 600 W CM Storm Scout 
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