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Best x86 mini pc for windows server

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Im looking to make a home media streaming server that uses windows , and trying to avoid rasperry with ARMs.

What do i choose and what part should i focus more on?

Budget a 100$

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atomic pi is a good option if you want x86 at 35 to 40$  but i recommend an arm sbc at your budget


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btw there is (as far as i know) no other x86 sbc at that price point


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, mahyar said:

btw there is (as far as i know) no other x86 sbc at that price point

What about atomic pi?

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Plex? There's no need to run Windows server for Plex, heck it will run on Windows 7 if needs be. Windows Server is only required if you want Active Directory Domain Services, a Hyper-V server or you need advanced networking features like DHCP & DNS servers. Almost everything you would want to do at home can be done on normal Windows.

 

I'm running Windows Server 2019 on an Intel NUC however this is not a supported setup, I had to hack the network adapter driver to work with server since Intel arbitrarily do not support it despite it obviously working fine.


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i have not realized why are you going with x86 instead of arm something like new 8GB raspberry pi is a very good

i my self run my server on a raspberry pi zero!


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13 minutes ago, Pixel131_YT said:

Thanks

Anything else you would recomend me to do?

no


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Posted · Original PosterOP
28 minutes ago, Master Disaster said:

Plex? There's no need to run Windows server for Plex, heck it will run on Windows 7 if needs be. Windows Server is only required if you want Active Directory Domain Services, a Hyper-V server or you need advanced networking features like DHCP & DNS servers. Almost everything you would want to do at home can be done on normal Windows.

 

I'm running Windows Server 2019 on an Intel NUC however this is not a supported setup, I had to hack the network adapter driver to work with server since Intel arbitrarily do not support it despite it obviously working fine.

I run my home server from windows 10. So getting a separated pc for streaming from network is what i want.how could i get best performance from atomic pi?

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its not that powerful anyway cpu is equivalent to Pentium e5200 2g ddr3 an intel igpu 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 minutes ago, mahyar said:

i have not realized why are you going with x86 instead of arm something like new 8GB raspberry pi is a very good

i my self run my server on a raspberry pi zero!

To use it from windows file explorer network section .it is a server for me and mi family for media only. They dont know much about that type of complex way of using more dificult Gui.

So im keeping it simple 

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idont recommend atomic pi because it has a 15g mmc and you will need an extenal drive it does have usb 3 and a bizarre usb 2 header and if you want to stream media you better install 32bit windows 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, mahyar said:

idont recommend atomic because it has a 15g mmc and you will an extenal drive it does have usb 3 and a bizarre usb 2 header and i you want to stream media you better install 32bit windows 

I was thinking about a 1 tb hdd external drive or ssd if posible

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if you want to go x86 if you want to get something that worth it get an original lattepanda  with 4gig of ram and 64gig mmc for 170$ (i know it is expensive)

or odyssey x86


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2 minutes ago, Pixel131_YT said:

I was thinking about a 1 tb hdd external drive or ssd if posible

it is but it comes with lubuntu on mmc


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only 2g of ram that is shared with gpu 16 mmc that isnt enough for windows and ony two usb ports 

one of them is a header 

Edited by mahyar

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btw do to want to steam media or use it a file share? 


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it has way better io and even an arduino builtin ram is not much bigger but its way better than atomic pi


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, mahyar said:

it has way better io and even an arduino builtin ram is not much bigger but its way better than atomic pi

It only supports 100mb s  ethenet. i need1 g

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you should pay like 250$ to get that!


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