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About MikeD8791

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  1. Budget (including currency): $600 range for basic system, $1000 range total including storage and case parts Country: USA Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Plex Media Server, Windows 10 Pro (basic file storage), MakeMKV, HandBrake, OBS Other details: I've had an old In-Win Q500 Tower case for almost 21 years. I first built a Pentium 3 system in it, then a Pentium 4, which was actually in this case in my basement before I started this project. I wanted to build myself a home media server running Plex so I can digitize all of my DVDs and put them in storage
  2. I just ran into a similar issue, and I picked one of these up: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0854QRSC2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  3. I think I've solved the potential cooling problem, as well as how to mount additional drives in the future and dealing with the missing drive bay covers. In addition to 3 80mm Noctua fans for the case's built in fan mounts, I ordered one of these and an additional 120mm Noctua fan. That should give me enough air flow, especially with no GPU installed. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0854QRSC2/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  4. I did give it some thought. But I already have an extra Windows 10 Pro license I'm not using. Plus, I'm trying to do this all with 8 month old twins at home. I know Windows, and it'll get the job done for me easily. If I was planning to do more with it than stream to devices in my home, and occasionally on my phone I'd probably try to find the time to learn a new OS, but it's just not in the cards at the moment.
  5. Good looking out. I thought of that, and it has room for 3 fans, so I'm going to make sure all of them are installed. If I was gaming on it, I'd be worried, but it's literally going to run serving files as a NAS, and do media playback/encoding for Plex, that's it. If it does become an issue, I know there are fan options that will fit in a 5 1/4 inch bay and I can always add one.
  6. Budget (including currency): $1,000 Country: USA Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Plex Media Server, general file storage Other details Hi everyone, I'm hoping you can help me sort something out. I'm building a new media storage server which will run plex, and let me keep all of my photos, music, etc. in one place, in addition to all of my DVDs I'm ripping so I can put them in storage instead of having them all in my living room. I've ordered my new parts: Intel core i5 11400, AsRock Steel Legend H570 motherboard, 16 GB of Crucial Ballistix 3000 MHZ D
  7. Hi Everyone. I'm hoping someone can help me out with this. I've got an Acer pre-built PC, 7th gen core i5, 12gb ram, running Windows 10 Home. It's not the best, but it was cheap when my old daily driver work system died. For some reason, if I look at task manager, Print Spooler SubSystem App is regularly using 28-35% of my CPU resources. Yes I have a printer connected, but I don't use it often. Does anyone have any ideas why this is happening, and what I can do to fix it?