After testing ChannelsDVR with UNRAID and finding a solid configuration that utilizes Intel Quick Sync, I am now putting together a box SPECIFICALLY for ChannelsDVR, that does not involve using old/used hardware.
I'm trying to put together something that is stable, wall-mountable and is as small as possible.
-i5-9400 CPU (clearly I do not want the F series CPU's as they do not have the iGPU needed for transcoding)
-1TB WD Blue hdd (should be plenty)
-4GB of RAM (the old desktop I repurposed for my parents has 8GB, and I am finding that to be complete overkill).
-ASUS Prime H310T thin mini-ITX board
-Luna Design DNK-H chassis (awesome chassis, comes with fan, heatsink and 150w power supply built in...no brick...https://luna-design.org/dnk-h#design).
This should all piece together something about the size of a Mac Mini, but with the freedom of configuring it how you want, AND be under $550. I do not want a Mac Mini because it starts at $800 and comes with a weaker i3 CPU and has entirely non-swappable SSD storage (of which you do NOT WANT for media hosting/dvr'ing).
So what are your thoughts?