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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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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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