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I am interested to know how this will perform. Let me know how many simultaneous streams you can transcode once you have it built.
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I am interested to know how this will perform. Let me know how many simultaneous streams you can transcode once you have it built.

Definitely, though it will take some time before I get the build done. Only got the mobo so far lol, kinda busy these days.

And I'm getting the node 304 white! biggrin.gif
post #13 of 16
Hey there ars92!

Have you built yours yet? How does it perform when transcoding? Have you tried high bitrate (20GB+ films)?

I am planning my build similar to yours, and intent to use Plex for streaming to devices.

The components I've purchased and will buy in short time are:
i3-4330T - will buy definitely
Asus H87I-Plus - bought
Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (kit of two, golden color) - bought
FD Node 304 - bought
NH-L12 (waiting for reply from Noctua whether it will fit)
Seasonic X-460 FL2 Fanless Platinum - still thinking
I have two HDDs and will buy a couple 4TB now, SSD for the OS.
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Hey there ars92!

Have you built yours yet? How does it perform when transcoding? Have you tried high bitrate (20GB+ films)?

I am planning my build similar to yours, and intent to use Plex for streaming to devices.

The components I've purchased and will buy in short time are:
i3-4330T - will buy definitely
Asus H87I-Plus - bought
Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (kit of two, golden color) - bought
FD Node 304 - bought
NH-L12 (waiting for reply from Noctua whether it will fit)
Seasonic X-460 FL2 Fanless Platinum - still thinking
I have two HDDs and will buy a couple 4TB now, SSD for the OS.

I haven't built my trasncoding server... yet.... I think in my original post the spec I was aiming for too high and would have been difficult to cool - though probably highly capable of a good few parallel real-time transcodes.

I am very interested to know if its possible to build a small, quiet, low power transcoding machine that can transcode a few (say four) HD streams in parallel from a network attached storage (my Synology NAS).
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I am very interested to know if its possible to build a small, quiet, low power transcoding machine that can transcode a few (say four) HD streams in parallel from a network attached storage (my Synology NAS).
I'm going through the PLEX forums and want to find how it deals with large movies (20GB+). I'm guessing it's easier to transcode a 5-8 GB film, but the larger ones are probably more demanding. I just hope that the 4330T will be enough for 2-3 simultaneous streams.

The thing is I'll have my build set up at the beginning of next month, but will post how it performs. Please post something on how your experience turns out.

Cheers!
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post #16 of 16
Damn, so sorry to have not posted about my build. All i have to say is that i just LOVE it. Im using the unraid OS, together with the specs I've written above. I can easily stream a 20gb the avengers movie at either max quality or at some other random quality setting just to see whether it transcodes fast enough. Movies or seried start playing fast, seeking takes 5 seconds at max. But i would say this does not only depend on the NAS though.

Had a crappy router before this which would start buffering like crazy if i try to play a 20gb movie, but all is well now with the ac68u i just got!!

All in all, i would say there's no regrets at all on getting an i3 for my NAS as it may be downloading something thru Sab, transmission, transcoding a series or two wirelessly and wired to my pc, and the temps would be 45 at max.

While unpacking an nzb, abd running the sabto sickbeard script, It would go to 50 celcius max before going down again to 39 celcius or so. Hdd temps would be about 38 degrees on a hot day, but it doesn't go above 34 degrees now as its raining season currently.

Maybe later in the day ill shate a few screen shots of the unpacking speed and temps, as im om my train to work now lol.

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