Best Answer Melyan , 13 May 2014 - 01:22 AM
Hardware wise it looks fine to me, but I have a few questions.
1. Are you intending the i3 NUC clients to only access files on the N7700 via your Media Browser Server? For example: limited Live TV(no DRM channels like HBO, Showtime which vary by cable provider), no gaming, no email
2. Do you intend to use a CableCard and tuner to receive LiveTV
3. Do you already own the equipment you mentioned above?
Just to give you an idea of my setup:
Server PC- i3 -3225 using CPU graphics HD4000, 12GB RAM, Win7 x64, 128GB SSD(for OS and Media Browser), Ceton InfiniTV4-PCI w/ CableCard (for LiveTV), 6TB of IDE HD storage
2 Roku 3's with Media Browser App in two bedrooms that have access to all recorded media accessible to my server PC
Home LAN is 100Mb/s (limited by FiOS router) with a couple network switches to provide internet connectivity to 4 other computers.
My only concern would be if your server needs to transcode 4 Blu-ray quality movies at the same time to each client (worst case scenario), in which case heat may become a problem as well as processor speed in a NUC server. Maybe someone else can chime in here with there personal experiences. I don't have enough experience in that department to offer reliable advice.
Hope this helps,
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