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Originally Posted by whiteboy714
I would personally go Ryzen if I was building right now. My desktop is a Ryzen (2600) and my server is as well (1800x)
Let me first say why not just invest money in hard drives and not encode the files. Thats the norm these days people just turn the discs into MKV's and store them full quality.
But if you insist on encoding them I would look into hardware encoding (with the GPU)
My little 1050ti can emcode h265 at like 150 fps! Compared to the 8 fps the cpu will do. Yes those numbers are correct. Using the cpu is a bit better quality, but I have learned once the settings are dialed in it can look just as good.
As far as a gpu 1080p gaming is pretty easy. Kind of matters what you want to spend. A 1660 from Nvidia would do good at 1080p. If you are building a nice rig might be smart to grab something like a 2060 so that you have some breathing room with new games. Good luck.
MKV containers do not store everything (some navigation elements, dolbyvision, etc.) .iso is a full image of the original.
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