I'm new to the NAS/home media world and I've always been interested in building a home media server and finally decided to do it!
So I'm building a home lab for some personal game servers and webservers that i currently run in the cloud, and I've always wanted to build a home media server, so I'm throwing it into the mix as well. I heard great things about Emby and have decided to use it to stream content to my family's 4k TV's (some remote and some local). I'm currently figuring out what hardware i want to get for the Emby server and I am currently looking at potentially using a Dell Poweredge R430 w/
- 2x Intel Xeon E5-2620 V3 - 2.40GHz 6 Core
- 32 GB (2x16GB) DDR4 RAM
- PERC H330 RAID Controller
- 4x2TB 6GB/s SAS drives
I was wondering how you guys think it will handle with streaming 4k video? I've seen a couple of posts saying that using a rack server like this would be less ideal than say a 17-9700k because of transcoding. If I'm to understand it correctly though, its only an issue when you try to play a video that is not supported by the client. Say a 4k video on a 1080p smart TV. If the client supports the file format it is able to play it easily, right? The server would have a load of up to ~4 clients at a time. Do you guys think its overkill? Not powerful enough? Please let me know what you think.