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starwarsman
Jun 30, 2008


Wanted to take the temperature of the good people in the megathread. I'm building a media server for my brother, as his numerous torrent streams are taking up to much space on his macbook harddrive. I plan to use freeNAS and PLEX to handle all the frontend/backend work. this PC needs to be able to:

1) transcode video simultaneously for 1-2 deviecs
2) be reasonably quiet
3) "not cost to much". I think sub 400 is fine (which the build currently is). However, I wouldn't mind if I could get the build to be sub-350.

this is my first time build a media server, so I would love to know if I am over or under powering any of the components given the requirements laid out.

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/h9BhYJ) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/h9BhYJ/by_merchant/)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H81I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($77.99 @ Mwave)
Memory: Crucial 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.87 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 300W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($42.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $362.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-11 22:13 EDT-0400

starwarsman fucked around with this message at Oct 12, 2014 around 02:19

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