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post #21 of 26
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Well, cheap is good. I actually have some parts already that could be used. If I came close to needing 1TB, I would be surprised. I don't hold on to media for very long. I really just want something to do on-the-fly transcode, as I mentioned, and stream music from while on the road.

I have quite a few parts already.
1045T
M5A97LE R2.0 OR a M4A78LT(from my old Asus Essentio. Flashed from the stock CG1330 BIOS to the retail BIOS)
2x4GB DDR3
550w psu
Corsair h80


I suppose I could run off of this stuff. It's still power efficient until under load, which is fine with me.

So I guess lets do a little derailment. Smallest case possible, OS and storage hdd, and optical drive, and HSF, or use the H80. What about OS and software? Will I need a strong GPGPU to do what I want, or will the 1045T handle it?

Edit: I should mention, this is nothing mission critical. It's simply a media server with a weekly backup for generally useless files. Basically, I'm building this because I want to spend money and enjoy building.
Edited by meangreenbean - 10/9/13 at 5:44pm
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post #22 of 26
Most of the programs I know rely on the CPU for decoding. Personally I would use Linux as the os. Look into Plex for video streaming, for music I use subsonic but they recently moved to a subscipsion but I love it for music streaming. Curious what do you want a CD drive for?

I'd just use those parts you already have an get anything else you may need, you should be able to disable some of those cores on the CPU if you end up not needing them all to save power.
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post #23 of 26
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Well, really want a Blu-Ray drive for ripping my collection. That, and DL BR disks are nice for magnetic storage backup, just in case.
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Blu-ray makes sense I was just curious, I still wajt to get one but they are more expensive then I want to pay for one.
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post #25 of 26
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I think the price on them is pretty good these days
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post #26 of 26
I went with a HP microserver. To be honest, it's build quality is better than anything I could put together in the short term. It doesn't draw much power (my electric bill increase wasn't even very noticable) and I run it 24/7/365. I have 1 SSD for boot, (4) 3 terabyte drives for storage. Running WHS2k11, it spins down the drives not in use... so that helps the electric bill as well. Solid build, designed to work headless. You can run a ton of different OS's on it... even virtualize and run many different OSs on it. (a relative has one with a quad nic card in the expansion slot... it's his firewall/content filter and his file server all in one.

I got mine used for under $200 and even new on the egg they aren't too expensive. HP just came out with a new model too and it's priced decently.
    
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