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Weekend = sorted

20 comments, 1671 views, posted 10:37 am 07/01/2012 in Personal Threads by Wombat_Harness
Wombat_Harness has 7538 posts, 1183 threads, 0 points
Trust me, I'm a doctor.


/geek

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10:46 am 07/01/2012

dr3n

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2:43 pm 07/01/2012

Flee

How big is the OCZ SSD? Im rocking a 120GB OCZ SSD in my game system.

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2:44 pm 07/01/2012

Flee

Im confused.. What is the purpose of your build? looks like file server parts, but then the vid card and the SSD would be overkill.

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2:56 pm 07/01/2012

Wombat_Harness

Why 'tis the same 120GB OCZ and good spot - it's a hybrid File Server and HTPC - at least that's the intention.

Windows 2008 Server probably with XBMC on it. My venerable N4100+ can't cope serving out high def stuff any more so the 6450 is for HDMI/HDCP duties. 
I had a mini-itx system running in a similar hybrid mode and it worked well apart from the crappy Rocket Raid 640 card I had in there (I won't bore you with the details) and I spotted that these are still on their perennial offer (£100 cashback) so I'm currently rejigging this with some of the internals from the other system.

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3:12 pm 07/01/2012

Flee

I will say this(and LRRP will back me up)...

Just buy a WD HDTV box.

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3:13 pm 07/01/2012

Flee

I kid you not, it fits in your front pocket.

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3:15 pm 07/01/2012

Wombat_Harness

I'm using an AC Ryan streamer (diskless but similar principle to WDTV) on the one tv (and an LG networked blu-ray player on the big tv downstairs) which has been pretty good but I need some more storage space too (the Thecus NAS is starting to creak) so I bit the bullet on the server..

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3:16 pm 07/01/2012

Wombat_Harness

Plus I can add some virtual machines on it too!

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3:17 pm 07/01/2012

Flee

I just buy massive drives now. Picked up a 1TB to go with my SSD and have a 1.5TB external(for the HDTV streamer).

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3:19 pm 07/01/2012

Wombat_Harness

I've got two 2TB Samsung F3s and two 2TB F4s in this bad boy - fortunately, I got them before the flood so the prices weren't too bad back then! The Thecus has got four 1.5 TBs in it but it's getting a bit long in the tooth now for some of the things I'm using it for.

The server comes in well under £150 with the cashback and a lot of people really rave about them so I thought I'd give it go.

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3:38 pm 07/01/2012

Flee

Quote by Wombat_Harness:
/geek


/nerd

Youve gone too far for home use

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3:39 pm 07/01/2012

Wombat_Harness


It is Wombat Towers so I don't feel too guilty.....

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3:40 pm 07/01/2012

Wombat_Harness

I'm replying on the server box, btw. Very happy to discover the RAID ported over - no data but no lengthy rebuild times. Mahahavullus!!!

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5:19 pm 07/01/2012

Lrrp

Yes flee that is the way to go that is why I am posting blurays now!!!!

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5:21 pm 07/01/2012

Lrrp

The WD live box with a 1.5tb is under $200 USD and all the movies are free in the dungeon. Megashares is the way to go with blurays 1 link.

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5:30 pm 07/01/2012

Wombat_Harness

I very nearly got the WDTV Live just before Christmas but refrained at the last moment - the LG tank downstairs doesn't like stuff made with MakeMKV - though I now have a spare ITX board which is saying "Hackintosh" at me! I will probably rig up something with that or use something like TVersity as the wrangler on this box and play it direct through the telly. (I'm not a fan of the menu system though.) A Windows 7 Media Center set up is nice, especially with Media Browser/Stark Covers etc. set up on it. Hmm...

Proper internet hasn't reached these here parts yet, so multiple gig downloads are a pain in the posterior. Happily, a lot of Blurays are dirt cheap at the moment (plus Christmas and my birthday) so a-ripping I go.

I have far too much computer hardware. Even I can admit it. This room has turned into a lair, really. Hmmm...

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5:35 pm 07/01/2012

Edorph

Looks like a pretty sweet box, Wombat. Since you mention XBMC, you may want to try this if you haven't already: http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=97657

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5:38 pm 07/01/2012

Wombat_Harness

Ooh, nice one! Thank you, Edorph! I wasn't aware of that though I do like (and perhaps use - though I admit nothing!) - SABnzbd+. I'll check it out once everything's up and running. Currently running a sync job between the RAID arrays on this box and my N4100+ - this'll take a while, I suspect!

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9:34 pm 07/01/2012

z0phi3l

I have an HP home server doing nothing, I really need to get going on the home seerver/HTPC

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11:12 pm 07/01/2012

Wombat_Harness

I shall keep you posted - i seems pretty decent and nippy for the price!

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