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Looking of throwing together another little backup file/FTP server. I have everything I need sitting around, including a CPU, but its a Pentium D 930 {shutters} My question is, would the 930 be enough or would it be worth it to get something like a Q6600 or even a E7200-600? I know that even a 7200 would a world of difference compared to a Pentium D, but do I NEED more power?
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I would think it should be enough for what little you are wanting to do with it. If you intend to stream movies and such I would suggest at least the q6600.
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I would think it should be enough for what little you are wanting to do with it. If you intend to stream movies and such I would suggest at least the q6600.

I agree with this only if you will be transcoding those streams. If you will just be watching videos of CIFS or NFS, CPU doesn't matter. If you will be transcoding content with something like Plex, Serviio, or SubSonic, then yes I'd also recommend at least the Q6600.
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I had a Pentium 3 cpu on my old fileserver, it was plenty enough for running a FTP server and samba, and streaming movies and such was not a problem at all, since I was just streaming the source, without any useless transcoding and such. If you at some point decide that Pendium D is not enough, you can then upgrade, but for basic fileserver usage, a Pentium D would be plenty.
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I agree with this only if you will be transcoding those streams. If you will just be watching videos of CIFS or NFS, CPU doesn't matter. If you will be transcoding content with something like Plex, Serviio, or SubSonic, then yes I'd also recommend at least the Q6600.

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I had a Pentium 3 cpu on my old fileserver, it was plenty enough for running a FTP server and samba, and streaming movies and such was not a problem at all, since I was just streaming the source, without any useless transcoding and such. If you at some point decide that Pendium D is not enough, you can then upgrade, but for basic fileserver usage, a Pentium D would be plenty.

I will probably be putting my caviar green in to start, and that has alot of TV show @ 720p on it. I'm not a big movie watcher and don't own any blurays. And thats really an iffy. I would mainly be doing that to open up space in my mATX case. Otherwise I want it for a home backup, like photos and documents, a FTP server so I can access those things away from home and maybe use it as a torrent box.

I really wish I hadn't have sold my i3-550... I still have 4gigs of DDR3 and would have only needed a cheap board. Would have done anything I needed it to.
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I agree with this only if you will be transcoding those streams. If you will just be watching videos of CIFS or NFS, CPU doesn't matter. If you will be transcoding content with something like Plex, Serviio, or SubSonic, then yes I'd also recommend at least the Q6600.

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I had a Pentium 3 cpu on my old fileserver, it was plenty enough for running a FTP server and samba, and streaming movies and such was not a problem at all, since I was just streaming the source, without any useless transcoding and such. If you at some point decide that Pendium D is not enough, you can then upgrade, but for basic fileserver usage, a Pentium D would be plenty.

I will probably be putting my caviar green in to start, and that has alot of TV show @ 720p on it. I'm not a big movie watcher and don't own any blurays. And thats really an iffy. I would mainly be doing that to open up space in my mATX case. Otherwise I want it for a home backup, like photos and documents, a FTP server so I can access those things away from home and maybe use it as a torrent box.

I really wish I hadn't have sold my i3-550... I still have 4gigs of DDR3 and would have only needed a cheap board. Would have done anything I needed it to.

Yeah, the pentium D will be plenty for that smile.gif for the server, the movies etc will be just bits that need to be read from the hdd and sent to the network, nothing cpu intensive in that. biggrin.gif
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