Hi, I'm looking for a suggestion on building (or repurposing) a machine. Most of the ones that I've read have been general purpose machines for a lot of things. I'm really just looking for a machine that will be able to run MB3 server and transcode and stream up to a max of 8 different movies at the same time. There will be other programs running but minor ones.
Is Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 preferred? Does it matter?
2-3 MBT or MBC on Local LAN - Direct Play - No transcoding
2 - Local LAN Roku
3 - Local Wireless IOS
1 - Remote Roku
2 - Remote IOS
I know these might not all be supported at this time but I want to take into account all of this for future overhead and not have to build again.
Everything will be streamed from a NAS that is connected via gigabit ethernet.
Mostly Movies and TV. Movies all 1080p source and TV is 720p source.
My goal is not the break the bank but I'd like to get the best quality parts I can for the money right now as I'd rather not have to upgrade it in 2 years.
Thanks for the help