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ASUS VM42-S075V for Plex Media Server?

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UFF757Q?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

I am wondering if this would be sufficient to run Plex Media Server/Sickbeard/SAB? I would only be using one 1080p stream across my local network, VERY rarely two.. and it would not be used for anything else. I plan to add a 4 or 5TB USB 3.0 drive for storage of the media. My current PC I had running this died (it's about 10 years old). After researching, it seems my main concern should be the processor. This one has a benchmark of 1500. From my understanding, Plex recommends 2000 at least.. but if all I am doing is one 1080P stream via my local network I think this would be fine. Thoughts?
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You could get away with a 720p stream easily on this. 1080p? I'm not sure. Spend the doe and get something more powerful so you'll know it can handle what your looking for. Or alternately, you could build a mini itx unit for the same price and get much more power out of it.
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I did consider building my own, but I have been so out of the loop on system builds lately. Would you be able to suggest a good budget CPU/Mobo for something that would do this?

Any reason why a ~10yr old CPU would work with one 1080P Stream, but this one wouldn't? I am not sure exactly what CPU is in the old computer, but I could find out I am sure.
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Have you used Plex before? If you haven't, I'd recommend building something with some headroom to expand because once you have the ability to stream remotely to multiple devices, you're not going to want your CPU to be holding you back.
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Yes, I have. My current PC running it died. I don't forsee myself needing to stream to more than one device at a time, VERY rarely two, and it will always be in-house and not outside of my network.
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Yes, I have. My current PC running it died. I don't forsee myself needing to stream to more than one device at a time, VERY rarely two, and it will always be in-house and not outside of my network.

To what devices will you be streaming and what format are most of your video files in?

Take a look at this link for Plex's own guidelines for CPU recommendations. The Celeron from that Asus system you posted only scores a 1490 on PassMark so as Nexus aluded to, you'll probably only be able to get away with a single 720p transcode.
Edited by PuffinMyLye - 10/27/15 at 1:19pm
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To what devices will you be streaming and what format are most of your video files in?

Take a look at this link for Plex's own guidelines for CPU recommendations. The Celeron from that Asus system you posted only scores a 1490 on PassMark so as Nexus aluded to, you'll probably only be able to get away with a single 720p transcode.

Yes, I saw that benchmark, and I referenced that and Plex's recommendations in my original post. I was wondering if it would allow 1080p which it seems it would not. I will have to check what most of my video files are when I get home. I have the hard drive pulled currently and setup in an external.

As this point, I am wondering what a good cpu/mobo combo would be for this? I know I can go find all the >= 2000 benchmark CPUs, but if anyone has one they have used and gotten good results, I would appreciate the recommendation.

EDIT: I will be streaming to either my main PC, My ASUS Laptop, or my Wife's HP Laptop. I use my Laptop as a HTPC on my TV when streaming to it.
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Yes, I saw that benchmark, and I referenced that and Plex's recommendations in my original post. I was wondering if it would allow 1080p which it seems it would not. I will have to check what most of my video files are when I get home. I have the hard drive pulled currently and setup in an external.

As this point, I am wondering what a good cpu/mobo combo would be for this? I know I can go find all the >= 2000 benchmark CPUs, but if anyone has one they have used and gotten good results, I would appreciate the recommendation.

EDIT: I will be streaming to either my main PC, My ASUS Laptop, or my Wife's HP Laptop. I use my Laptop as a HTPC on my TV when streaming to it.


Do you use Plex Web of PHT?

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http://www.amazon.com/AMD-A6-5400K-Dual-Core-Processor-AD540KOKHJBOX/dp/B0095VPBFY

What about this CPU? Mark is 2137, and is only $50.

Should work for a single 1080p transcode if that's all you need.
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I'm using Plex HT...

Here is my list so far...


AMD A6-5400K APU 3.6Ghz Dual-Core Processor

ASUS Mini ITX DDR3 1600 Motherboards AM1I-A

Kingston Technology ValueRAM 8GB 1333MHz DDR3

I will be adding in an SSD, A itx case, and I already have a PSU... combined witha 5TB External on USB 3.0.
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