Convert desktop to media server
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October 12, 2013, 09:55 AM
Join Date: Oct 2013
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Depending on the devices that you have home, you may need to convert the video to a more compatible format. For example, my Kindle Fire can only do hardware decoding of videos if they are H.264 video codec and MP3 audio codec. Sure it can use other stuff works but in Software playback mode, the video is choppy and laggy. Also, extremely large videos may not run smoothly over wireless.
Got it. Well, this is what I've come up with...
Intel Core i3-3220T, Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (Black) - System Build - PCPartPicker Canada
Going to sell my i5 760, motherboard, case, LCD, and use leftover parts to make my HTPC/Media server.
Final product should be:
Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case
Intel Core i3-3220T 2.8GHz Dual-Core Processor
Asus P8H77-I Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
(x2, have one already, going to RAID)
RAM: 12GB Kingston HyperX PC-12800 DDR3 (leftover parts)
SSD: Corsair M4 128GB SSD (leftover parts)
Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply
Drive: 24x Samsung DVD Drive (leftover parts)
Missing anything? Should be a quiet system, doubt I need any extra fans inside. SSD/RAM are overkill, but might as well use the parts. DVD drive may or may not be needed.
Thoughts on my choices? $367 plus tax for case, cpu, mobo, HD and PSU. Seems good to me.
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