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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:16 pm    Post subject: building a multi-usage machine [closed] Reply with quote

I have backup server on the main server, a router with media share on it, two arm boards, one serves as dtv server and another as streamer.
I want to unify it all to one machine.
so I'm looking to build a machine that will do the following:
    Nas (nfs + samba)
    Wan/pppoe
    wireless ap
    kodi
    tvheadend
    dhcp server
    backup server


here is the build I've devised:
cpu: AMD A-Series A6-9500 Dual Core Box
mb: Gigabyte GA-A320M-S2H
case + psu: Antec NSK2480B HTPC Micro ATX With 380W PSU
pci ethernet cards: 2 x TP-Link TG-3468 PCI Express 10/100/1000Mbps
memory: G.Skill Value 4GB DDR4 2133Mhz CL15 Kit
usb wireless ethernet card: TP-Link TL-WN822N

will this build suffice? will x265 work on uch machine?

Thanks.
Dagg.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:41 pm    Post subject: Re: building a multi-usage machine Reply with quote

DaggyStyle wrote:
I want to unify it all to one machine.


Careful what you wish for!! All your eggs in one basket is risky!

Best of luck getting things how you want!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:07 pm    Post subject: Re: building a multi-usage machine Reply with quote

BonezTheGoon wrote:
DaggyStyle wrote:
I want to unify it all to one machine.


Careful what you wish for!! All your eggs in one basket is risky!

Best of luck getting things how you want!

you mean, system breaks down, I loose everything.
problem is, my current system is too distributed, I need to replace my router because the current one (the one I own) cannot support my connection speed (1Gbps) and the one I got from the ISP doesn't supports nfs or ext4.
my backup server is the main server and it needs the external hdd to be turned on to work (I cannot expect the wife to do so when she enters the house)
in addition, where I live, all the computers are expensive and I cannot afford getting a new machine that costs a lot just for router usage.
in addition #2, I don't like my media share sitting in a case and connected via usb and my backup sitting in an external case.

I'm open to ideas. in general, if ones asks what is the first thing I'd keep is the streamer, it is a arch64 board with 2 gb of ram, 1Gbps nic and the ability to stream 4K movies. on the other hand, acestream isn't supported for example.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:27 am    Post subject: Re: building a multi-usage machine Reply with quote

DaggyStyle wrote:

cpu: AMD A-Series A6-9500 Dual Core Box
mb: Gigabyte GA-A320M-S2H
will this build suffice? will x265 work on uch machine?

Thanks.
Dagg.


I'd get more CPUs, just to be sure. Streaming (recording and playing) dtv is realtime processing and it is better to have an idle dedicate CPU ready to processes a packet at any time and not miss a deadline. To play x265 you'll probably want HW decoding, stream and record x265 is just a copy operation and should not be a problem, convert and stream realtime is CPU demanding but it will probably work depending on the quality settings. Some newer GPU can use HW acceleration also to encode x265 (like Intel QSV) in this case less CPU is required, but the quality is not always great.
Try x265 encoding something on a similar system to play real time the total encoding time should be shorter that the play time.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

erm67, thanks for the info.

after consideration I've decided keep the setup as is and address it in other ways.
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