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#1 xsteacy OFFLINE  



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Posted 02 February 2020 - 02:52 PM

First, thanks for any help that you can provide with that.
I have old parts that I no longer use and I would like to build a media server with them.
Here are the parts:
Motherboard: GA-Z68A-D3-B3
Processor: i5 2300 @ 3.10ghz
Memory: 2x 2gb @ 1333mhz & 2x 4gb @ 1333mhz
Graphic Card 1: Asus Geforce GTX 560TI
Graphic Card 2: Gigabyte Geforce 650GT
Boot: 128GB SSD
Storage (spinning): 1x 1tb & 4x 4tb in RAID5
Power Supply: 500w
I plan to use Ubuntu Server 18.04.3 with Docker, I am not very familiar with Unraid / FreeNas, etc.
1. Can I use both graphics cards even if they are not in SLI for transcoding? If not which one should I use? (I want to be able to transcode 4k if possible)
2. Is the power supply powerful enough if I can use both graphics cards?
3. Should I find out about Unraid or FreeNas, etc.? Is it worth it?
4. Any other suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. If I can't have 4k, I would settle for 1080p.

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 03:17 PM

@Doofus what do you think of this setup?

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 03:46 PM

The GTX 560TI doesn't appear on the chart so I would assume it is to old, but only looked at the chart.


Don't know how the 650GT falls within the chart as it only lists the GeForce GT 630 > 640, GTX 650.  But I would you should get limited decoding and encoding.



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