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    Quote Originally Posted by LilDrunkenSmurf View Post
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    If you have a plex pass, you can use the GPU for transcoding. I have an unRAID server that splits my GPU between tdarr for h.265 conversion, plex, for on the fly transcoding, and t-rex, for when the card is idle.
    That being said, moar cores is always the answer for a homelab-esque PC. I haven't looked at the build, because apparently the site blocks you if you have a VPN enabled.

    Edit: Just took a look. I don't think they're that mismatched. I'd rather go balls out on a CPU on an initial build, because I hate swapping them out down the line, so I'd rather it last a lot longer, whereas a GPU is easy to replace every gen (if that's what you want).
    A 3060 is a decent mid-range GPU. Build looks overall decent to me.
    Having an AORUS Gigabyte board, I much prefer the MSI bios functionality, but that's a preference thing.
    Also, 1000w is huge overkill. I think I have an 850w driving a Ryzen 7 + 3080 + several SSD/HDD/NVME, and have no power issues whatsoever. Keep in mind efficiency is in the 80% range, so if you go with a bigger PSU and you're not using it to that potential, you're using more power than you need.
    Efficiency is 87-90% on 115V so it won't be bad. The difference in this case was $20 so I'd rather opt for a 1000W at 50-60% load than 850W at 70-80% load. 50% is the sweet spot for efficiency anyways

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    Make sure that your intended usage actually can utilize more cores. 3060 is a really good card and great value.

    Where can you get a 5950 for $700 though?!
    5950X was $700 at MemEx, Newegg and Amazon week and a half ago. the 5900x was $500
    Amazon has it for $779 and MemEx has it for $1100. You could still get it for cheap(ish) if you go to MemEx and ask for a price match
    With AM5 right around the corner, I assume this was AMD being proactive and trying to clear out stock before AM5 shows up supposedly in September for China (got that off Gamers Nexus)
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    I should replace my 3700x.. One day. Maybe.
    And upgrade my NVME drives.. One day.
    I should stop looking now.
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    BTW thanks for the tip on the GPU transcoding with Plex Pass. I think I'll finally pick up a Plex Pass now LOL

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    I grabbed one of the lifetime ones back in like... 2016? At the time it was $99 USD. Well worth it.
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    Yeah GPU transcoding with Plex is way better. Most newer gen GPU's can handle dozen or more transcodes at once without sweating versus needing a beefy CPU to keep up. Especially if you do 4k.

    That being said, you can also use handbrake to format your whole library so everything is direct play and you don't need to transcode anything. That's the preferred method.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pheoxs View Post
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    Yeah GPU transcoding with Plex is way better. Most newer gen GPU's can handle dozen or more transcodes at once without sweating versus needing a beefy CPU to keep up. Especially if you do 4k.

    That being said, you can also use handbrake to format your whole library so everything is direct play and you don't need to transcode anything. That's the preferred method.
    tdarr is just automated handbrake.
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    So I was really having a hard time coming to terms with spending a total of $650 on what I consider a disposable computer by going all new ($450) and adding the 1070 ($200).

    These Lenova M900's seem to be a great dirt cheap option for all sorts of fun. The strix 1070 fits after some disassembly, and all that I need is a 500w power supply. So about $350 all in for a computer that can still play modern games on high 1080p settings. I'll post some benchmarks once I get the PSU tomorrow to see how well it all goes, but there are some pretty recent youtube reviews of such combos that rank it highly in bang for the buck.

    Screenshot_20220701-164302~2.jpg
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    Is that the uncircumcised model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntan View Post
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    Is that the uncircumcised model?
    If we equate circumcision with being cheap (according to the learning I've read in that thread), then this computer definitely has the snip.

    IMG_20220705_234226.jpg

    Costs:
    $120 computer
    $30 used psu
    $30 psu adapter (lenova mobo uses a proprietary 10 pin power connector, you can repin the 24 pin connector yourself but f that)
    $200 GTX 1070

    $380 all in. The PC build I posted earlier would have been ~$400+ before gpu and there were still other bits and pieces I would have needed.
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