So i am in the process of setting up my home network. I am building a small server rack into my desk in my office and i will be running 4x Cat 6 to every room in my house. Part of this setup is going to be to do a rack mounted HTPC/Media Server. I am sort of stuck though on planning for that build as i am unsure of the quality/strength of CPU i will need to meet my needs.
Here is what i need:
Budget: None set, ill spend what i have to to make it work the way i need it to, that in mind i dont want to waste money on overkill. (Original thoughts were 5820k)
- Basic gaming (i will be putting in a GTX 960 for basic 1080p gaming when using our tv in the living room)
- Multipoint streaming, we will be streaming videos from this media server up to 3 connections at a time and at minimum of 1080p quality.
- I use Tversity Media server for streaming, this software automatically transcodes while streaming for the file type best suited for the device.
- i dont think there is anything out there that doesnt support raid but just in case, i was leaning toward running a raid 5 setup for data security in this rig, but open to other suggestions on raid setup.
If you guys need any additional information please let me know, i look forward to seeing some suggestions.