Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to all!
I just built a media server using a 4770k, 16GB ram and a 7790. its running a samsung ssd drive for the OS and 23TB flexraided drives for 20 TB usable. use plex for streaming from it too.
my main workstation is an alienware m17x-r2 which is getting long in the tooth. was thinking of building another machine using the fractal designs node 304. would hijack the 4770k from the media server and replace it with a 4670k. would get a decent gpu for the occasional gaming in the 304.
however, i am thinking of other options.
maybe make the server my main workstation, keeping all the drives etc intact and serve files from it.
i would then make a smaller "media" player connected to the hdtv, and that would have xbmc, plexserver and mpc-hc, serving files from the network shares i would create in the now reassigned server -> workstation. being able to run madvr and svp at 5/5g would be nice. svp may not be as important, so could do with haswell only, no gpu. nuc be ideal in this case? or something else using the 7790.
since my computer and media area is close enough, i thought about using the server as the main machine and run a 10ft hdmi to the receiver...dual use. i havent tried it yet, but wasnt sure if anything would not work as supposed to, like bitstreaming.
ideas and suggestions?
note: the post above is my opinion. as such, when reading any recommendations from me, please do you research and seek out other recommendations and make up your own mind on your next course of action. i mean, most reasonable adults should know that, but it seems this should be stated anyways.