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Old October 11, 2013, 09:39 AM
squadz squadz is offline
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Default Convert desktop to media server

Here's what I want to do.

I have a fairly powerful desktop computer currently, and I'd like to convert it into a media server (I hope I have the terminology correct).

Essentially, I'd like a single machine that holds all of my media (movies and songs), that all devices in my house can access (XBOX, PS4, Tablets, Laptops, Other computers) to play the media. I'd also like to be able to download the media (using my torrent program) on the media server. It doesn't need to do anything else, and I'm assuming I can remote in from another device for torrents.

Here's the components I currently have:

XFX Radeon HD 7870 Double Dissipation GHz Edition 2GB PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI, Dual DP
Kingston - HyperX PC3-12800 Dual Channel DDR3 Kit (12GB) C9 w/ Intel XMP
Intel - Core™ i5 Processor 760 2.8GHz w/ 8MB Cache
Gigabyte - GA-P55A-UD4P w/ Dual DDR3 2200, 7.1 Audio, Dual Gigabit Lan, USB 3.0, 1394, PCI-E CrossFireX / SLI
Corsair M4 128GB SSD
Seagate - 1TB Barracuda 7200.12 SATA II w/ 32MB Cache
Samsung - SH-S243D 24x DVD-Writer, SATA, Black
Corsair - CX600 600W Power Supply
Antec - Three Hundred Versatile Mid Tower Gamer Case
Zalman - CNPS9700 LED Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler
BenQ G2420HDB 24in Widescreen LCD, Black

What should I keep/part out with, and replace, to create what I want? Currently, this machine does what I want, but it's overkill so I'd like to save money where I can and reduce where I can.

Any help is appreciated.
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