Low power build specification

Discussion in 'General' started by alexeix, July 7, 2017.

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    alexeix Portal Pro

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    I currently use media portal as my TV server, feeding a KODI client on an Amazon FireTV box, which works well.

    However, my existing PC is very old and is starting to cause problems, so I want to replace it.

    I want to build a new, low power machine to replace it, but as it act as a NAS, so I want it to have low power consumption, especially when idling.

    It will be running either Windows 8 or Windows Server (not sure which).

    The CPU I'm considering is the AMD 5370, paired with the ASRock AM1H-ITX, which has built in graphics capability.
    I'm going to use an SSD which I already have and have bought a 4GB WD RED HDD.
    The only other consideration is my dual tuner DVB-S2 tuner card.

    What I want to know is if this will be powerful enough for my needs?
    I would like the possibility to run media portal server, iTunes and maybe Plex with single 1080p transcoding at a future date, as well some kind of media server for serving up music to my Sonos system.

    Basically, my ideal replacement would be a NAS which could accommodate a TV card, but such a thing doesn't exist!
    I want to keep costs down.

    Any thoughts?

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