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Help with PLEX server build!

buzzcock

61 months ago

Hi, i'm looking for the perfect media center build and i was wondering if anyone had something useful to say on the matter.

my target price is around £400.

The soul function of this build will be to run a PLEX media server, and I would like the option to connect the computer it self to the tv via HDMI for blue-ray/DVD and popcorn-time. It will be connected to maximum 3 devices at the same time, including chromecast.

Since plex is core demanding I though i would base the build on an AMD FX-8350 processor. underneath you will find my setup so far, these are the components i will need to buy, the rest i already have.

All suggestions and modifications are well appreciated, specially if you can run the price DOWN! I really want it to be as cheap as possible, but good enough that i don't run into any major problems.

thanks :)

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/kMV4wP ------> My build suggestion so far.

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1245 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor £212.94 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI H81M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £32.77 @ Ebuyer
Memory Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £42.97 @ Amazon UK
Storage Sandisk ReadyCache 32GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £25.58 @ Scan.co.uk
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £35.94 @ Aria PC
Power Supply Super Flower Golden Green HX 450W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply £44.99 @ Aria PC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £395.19
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-23 01:37 GMT+0000
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Eschaton, this build is great. Never actually occurred to me to go with Xenon, but this will probably be a lot more stable then fx83-series. Well anyway, thank you very much.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

no problem.

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