Little NAS for a few movies and tv shows, plus backup of family photos. 21W power usage. Room for quite a few more drives as needed.
Since it is only really made for movies and photos, I think that this machine would work great. The only problems I have with this build is that you can't put DvDs or CDs into it. Blu-ray isn't necessary though if you are going for a relatively cheap system. Other than that, I think that this is great, as long as the user stays within the movie and photo section of things, as they will have issues doing to much else with only 2 gb of ram and with the mediocre processor.
(Sorry if I am incorrect about any of this stuff, because I am pretty new to pc building. Feel free to correct me on anything.)
I think you might be confused with an HTPC? I used to do that a lot lol.
your pretty correct
I already commented, but just read the description. It's a NAS. As stated, he's using it for storage for movies and TV shows, so they can be accessed from other PCs in his home. This wouldn't be the actual PC the OP is using to view the content on.
im so lost i was saying brodogger was pretty much correct
But he isn't. It's a NAS, not an HTPC.
thats why i said he pretty correct not much of a difference bewteen a nas and htpc there really isn't
Sorry, Like I said, I am pretty new to computers, so I thought a NAS is the same as a HTPC.
It's a NAS, which is basically a home server, and isn't meant to be used directly as a PC, but is handy because its storage can be accessed remotely, so you can have the same storage on all your PCs. So it might be for storing movies, but it probably isn't for watching them.
I rip and encode on a PC, then copy over to the NAS. And have a few document folders mapped to the network location too. Has been working great so far.
What do you think of this case??
Torn between this or the elite 130
Hopefully he's using Plex only for streaming and not for transcoding as the CPU would be woefully underpowered for it.
I think that is where some people are getting confused in thinking that it's a HTPC.
Actually it does an ok job of transcoding, Most of my media is 720, and it is fine for that. The few 1080 things I have don't need transcoding so I duno. But the J1900's ~2000 passmark should be good enough for one 1080 transcode stream.