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Mini ITX build for Plex

ChrisDaSwiss

2 months ago

Hi guys

I'm looking forward to building a small server that can handle multiple Plex streams including transcoding for up to 10 users. I've tried to pick some parts, just to give you an idea: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/t3Lp27

I'd prefer an NVIDIA graphics card so I can offload the transcoding to the gpu. The server will be setup running Ubuntu. All the media will be stored on a different system, so disk space is not important.

I feel really lost on deciding what parts to get. Thanks in advance for helping me out!

  • Budget: Just has to get the job done.
  • Location: Switzerland, Europe
  • Use: Plex, including transcoding
  • Peripherals required: None
  • Operating System required: Ubuntu Linux

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Could get something a little beefier

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-9600KF 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor €216.89 @ Alternate
CPU Cooler Thermalright AXP-100H MUSCLE 44.5 CFM CPU Cooler €46.90 @ Amazon Deutschland
Motherboard ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard €197.70 @ Mindfactory
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory €75.89 @ Alternate
Storage Corsair MP510 480 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive €71.90 @ Amazon Deutschland
Video Card Gainward GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB Pegasus OC Video Card €243.96 @ Mindfactory
Case Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case €69.90 @ Caseking
Power Supply SeaSonic FOCUS SGX 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply €99.90 @ Caseking
Case Fan Fractal Design GP14-WT 68.4 CFM 140 mm Fan €10.00 @ Amazon Deutschland
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €1033.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-19 23:25 CET+0100
  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

By beefier, you mean the 1660 instead of the 1650? Thank you for your input. What do you think, is the i5 9600KF adequate?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

his GPU is the new 1660 Super, which runs close to a 1660 Ti, and yes the 9600KF should be fine since it can get to 4.6 GHz, but has been overclocked to even 5.1Ghz.

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