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A friend has a shop and he had a video surveillance system. After the a power shortage it pooped out.
Anyway the system he had a p4, 512 ram, Asus p5p800SE.
The video surveillance was from GeoVision model GV-800 I have the software and Hardware seem to be working fine.
The computer has been running 24/7 for the past 4-5 years.
What would be the best build for something like this?

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Pretty much anything.
Disk space would be your big one depending on how far you want to go back as far as recording is concerned.
 

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Get as much storage as you can. Is he running the cameras on continuous?
 

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Originally Posted by KoolMan;12016496
10-12 cameras. The storage I was just going to keep a 300-500GB
Quality of recordings? HD? Crap? Over 30 FPS? Lower?

For 12 cameras, if they're doing 30 FPS or higher (which, in reality, is what you need to actually have those cameras be in any way effective as a means of being used as evidence) you'll want a dual core processor with at minimum 1GB of RAM to have everything run decently, though personally I'd do 2GB of RAM since it's a cheap and effective upgrade.

Seeing as it was previously running on a P4, I doubt it's even 720p video. Probably...480? 360 maybe?

Given that SB is out, you could pick up an i3 on the cheap for 1156. A modest i3 build would serve wonderfully for 10-12 cameras, not be too expensive, and has some headroom for upgrades in the future.
 
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