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A simple storage pc

Azuligan
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I have plans to build a simple pc for storage. Where I can stream videos from to my htpc. I want to be able to stream 4K but its not a priority because I want it at cheap as possible. I also have been thinking of using the freenas OS on it. So my question is how good hardware do I need for it to stream videos in atleast 1080p without any problems? Is it enough with a simple 2 core cpu with 2.9ghz and 4 gb of ram? What do u guys think? 

 

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Just about any computer from the last 10 years with a network card should work. that includes something as simple as a netbook with usb drives plugged into it.

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Alright so a simple cpu like I wrote above will be enough? Same with 4gb of ram? I dont have an old computer to use ? so im gonna buy everything new including a simple case ? I have a HDD in my main rig that i will move over to the build ?

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19 minutes ago, Azuligan said:

Alright so a simple cpu like I wrote above will be enough? Same with 4gb of ram? I dont have an old computer to use ? so im gonna buy everything new including a simple case ? I have a HDD in my main rig that i will move over to the build ?

i don't think this requires a new machine to do as anything used will work

 

is the computer going to be running a program that needs 4gb of ram? becuase you're effectively just building a hard drive controller that will just sit idle on the desktop

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2 hours ago, Azuligan said:

Is it enough with a simple 2 core cpu with 2.9ghz and 4 gb of ram?

The CPU should be able to handle the stream, but you'll need at least 8GB ram for freenas to work.

 

https://www.freenas.org/hardware-requirements/

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6 hours ago, emosun said:

i don't think this requires a new machine to do as anything used will work

 

is the computer going to be running a program that needs 4gb of ram? becuase you're effectively just building a hard drive controller that will just sit idle on the desktop

ok :) thank you

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6 hours ago, emosun said:

also if you don't quote your replies , people wont know that you;ve replied

ok :P I just signed up here and I dont usually post in forums :P But thanks for the tip ;) 

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Leave that FreeNAS crap, and Install WIndowsServer2016 for 180 days free.

I have one (Simple Storage PC) works on Core I3 and 8GB DDR4, and it works like a charm ;)

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