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So I am currently thinking about building a server for a media server since TV service are kinda high up there for me. My current build that I was going to go with is this:

 

Shuttle XH61V:  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856101134

Intel I3 3240:  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116773 or Intel I3 3220T:  http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i3-3220T-Dual-Core-Processor-Cache/dp/B0093H8JCM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394526940&sr=8-1&keywords=3220t  

Memory:  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231215

 

I have an optical drive/hard drive that I can salvage off my old laptop. For a 24/7 machines, I was wondering if I should go with the T version since it is a 35W compare to a 3240. I am going to be using a plex media server on this machine. Most of my animes are mostly .MKV files with AAC audio and most of the movies are .mp4 with AAC. The question is I was wondering if this machine would have enough horsepower when running concurrent transcode to two different roku (1080p) and watching it on my tv which is located in a USB 3.0 external hard drive. It is going to be wired to a gigabit router (Asus N66U) and I notice that the shuttle does have to NIC. 
 

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I built my Media-PC/server around a Shuttle SH67H3 and a full power I3 with 12 GB RAM and Win-7 Pro. It has plenty of horsepower and network throughput -- I get sustained transfers between it and my desktop PC of 110MB/s. Transcoding on the fly would not be an issue -- it runs a DLNA server (Mezzmo). I preferred the bigger box because it runs 24x7 and I liked the better cooling for the CPU. The unit houses a BD burner and 2X2TB HDDs -- an additional 4x3TB HDD's are attached via eSATA for a total of 16TB. It is used primarily as a BluRay server and TiVo server for streaming HDTV content. For a while it was also being used with a dual HDTV tuner as a DVR (Windows Media Center). I could handle all of this without an issue.
 
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Originally Posted by Kelson  /t/1522003/is-this-a-viable-transcode-server-that-runs-24-7#post_24472367


I built my Media-PC/server around a Shuttle SH67H3 and a full power I3 with 12 GB RAM and Win-7 Pro. It has plenty of horsepower and network throughput -- I get sustained transfers between it and my desktop PC of 110MB/s. Transcoding on the fly would not be an issue -- it runs a DLNA server (Mezzmo). I preferred the bigger box because it runs 24x7 and I liked the better cooling for the CPU. The unit houses a BD burner and 2X2TB HDDs -- an additional 4x3TB HDD's are attached via eSATA for a total of 16TB. It is used primarily as a BluRay server and TiVo server for streaming HDTV content. For a while it was also being used with a dual HDTV tuner as a DVR (Windows Media Center). I could handle all of this without an issue.
Thanks for answering my question. I am just running with a XH61V due to budget and plus I don't have any spare 3.5 hard drive while I have a external and a laptop ready. With the firmware .39 (merlin), my transfer rate was 95 MB/s on wifi to my main computer when I upload so heavy programming files. Thanks for the confirmation, I might get the I3 3225 due to the HD 4000 compare to the others then. 
 
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