Just joined this forum. First post here. I need your suggestions and recommendations to build a machine to rip and store my BD’s, DVD’s and audio CD’s. The second purchase for this machine is to store photo’s from 2 iphones and back up laptop PC’s. We have a Dell XPS13 and 2 very old MacBook Core 2 Duo. Currently, I am using separate external HDD for backing up the laptops.
First off, a bit of background. This will be my 3rd build. So I am a real novice. The first one was an AMD Opteron 170 / DFI Landparty Expert / 2 GB DDR1. This one lasted 9 years. Second and current PC is an Intel i5-3570K / Asus P8Z77V-Deluxe / 16 GB DDR3. I triple boot MX-19, Archlabs and Windows 10 on separate SSD’s. There is also a 3TB Western Digital Red for storage. This one is going on 7 years strong and counting.
To date, I purchased 2-8TB Western Digital Element external HDD. I plan to schuck them for the new PC. I also have 2 power supplies in my possession. A Seasonic X Series 460 fanless and an Antec Neo HE430 which I pulled from my first build.
What do I do for the CPU / motherboard? Seems like AMD Ryzen is the better bang for the buck currently. Is it very time consuming to rip the BD’s and DVD’s? Should I built 2 boxes? One to house the stored data and one to do general computer stuff. I do not game if that matters with your suggestions. I do not mind spending around $1500 for this build.
Thanks and I look forward to yours recommendations.