I'm in the process of procuring an HTPC system for my home. Like many others I'm not going to ask for advice of what components to buy but rather I'd like to understand how powerful a system needs to handle the potential peak workload it may see...
- Ripping a blu-ray
- Running Plex Media Server and XBMC simultaneously
- Disk storage will be local (12+ TB)
- Watching a ripped blu-ray locally while recording two freesat channels and watching streamed TV on multiple devices in other rooms (EDIT: and my son is playing a game on the TFT).
- Downloading content for later viewing.
The system I have in mind will be built on a Core i5 4570s using the on-chip GPU and 8GB of RAM. My question is, how much horsepower does the kind of simultaneous workload outlined above impose? Will the cpu/gpu/memory spec I have in mind handle that type of simultaneous workload?