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Promoted 02-25-2016 by longmanj9 at 05:10 PM View Original Post
Newegg has a combo consisting of Intel Core i5-4690K Devil's Canyon 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor + Asus Z87-A (NFC Express Edition) ATX Motherboard + 8GB (1x 8GB) G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3 1866 Memory on sale for $299.99. Shipping is free. Thanks TDMVP73

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Edited February 25, 2016 at 05:28 AM by BostonGirl
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Without a graphics card a 600W power supply is too big. Efficiency is generally terrible below 20% utilization. A media server with 4-5 1TB Caviar Blues is gonna be around 70W on idle and no more than 130W on full load. On a 600W PSU, that's around 12% idle and 22% load. If you want to be more generous on the estimates for your drives, you could say 85W idle and 150W load, but that's still only 14% and 25% respectively.

I'd suggest getting a 400W PSU maximum if you're not getting a dedicated graphics card. Alternatively, be sure the PSU you're picking out has solid efficiency for the typical utilization of your system. Otherwise you'd be spending more on electricity and generating more heat than necessary.


http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Comp...2432vs3503

The 6600K is newer, faster, and more expensive. A good deal on the 4690K makes it a better value, though.
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I have the Mobo, its great
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do i need to buy a separate video card for this?? I am just planning on using this for Plex. Also, sorry this is my first computer build. The motherboard says only 6 sataports. Is there a way to increase that with adapters so I can store more than 6 hard drives for my data?

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No m.2 slot is a dealbreaker for me
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Quote from ChargerSRT8 View Post :
do i need to buy a separate video card for this?? I am just planning on using this for Plex. Also, sorry this is my first computer build. The motherboard says only 6 sataports. Is there a way to increase that with adapters so I can store more than 6 hard drives for my data?

thanks hot smoking deal!
Plex server? or player/server? Maybe for player, but should be fine with integrated. Yes, there are Sata3 expansion cards. Just make sure you have enough power supply adapters. Drives only use 5-20watts each, but it adds up. Might be better off switching a to a higher capacity drive.
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Plex server? or player/server? Maybe for player, but should be fine with integrated. Yes, there are Sata3 expansion cards. Just make sure you have enough power supply adapters. Drives only use 5-20watts each, but it adds up. Might be better off switching a to a higher capacity drive.
its going to be mainly for Plex serving and it's going to sit in my basement. I was planning on getting at least 500-600 watt power supply for it. I can't switch to bigger drives. I'm using 4 to 5tb hard drives now.
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its going to be mainly for Plex serving and it's going to sit in my basement. I was planning on getting at least 500-600 watt power supply for it. I can't switch to bigger drives. I'm using 4 to 5tb hard drives now.
Transcoding will be more related to your CPU, and this will be way more than enough. I'm waiting on my i3 4170 3.7ghz (dual core) to upgrade my current machine which is a g3220 3.0ghz. Honestly the g3220 works great and barely gets pushed. Same scenario, HTPC in the basement that is hooked up to my projector but serves the whole house.

The integrated GPU will be more than enough to play Plex on this machine as well if hooked up to a monitor or whatever else.
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faster than 6600K?
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Quote from ChargerSRT8 View Post :
its going to be mainly for Plex serving and it's going to sit in my basement. I was planning on getting at least 500-600 watt power supply for it. I can't switch to bigger drives. I'm using 4 to 5tb hard drives now.
This would be way overkill for just a Plex server unless you are trying to transcode multiple HD files at the same time. This is a good deal but more for a nice midrange gaming rig. I would look at those i3 or i5 Chinese knock off mini PCs or a NUC for running a Plex server.
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faster than 6600K?
probably not, it's a 4rth gen where the 6600k is a sixth.
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Quote from ChargerSRT8 View Post :
its going to be mainly for Plex serving and it's going to sit in my basement. I was planning on getting at least 500-600 watt power supply for it. I can't switch to bigger drives. I'm using 4 to 5tb hard drives now.
Without a graphics card a 600W power supply is too big. Efficiency is generally terrible below 20% utilization. A media server with 4-5 1TB Caviar Blues is gonna be around 70W on idle and no more than 130W on full load. On a 600W PSU, that's around 12% idle and 22% load. If you want to be more generous on the estimates for your drives, you could say 85W idle and 150W load, but that's still only 14% and 25% respectively.

I'd suggest getting a 400W PSU maximum if you're not getting a dedicated graphics card. Alternatively, be sure the PSU you're picking out has solid efficiency for the typical utilization of your system. Otherwise you'd be spending more on electricity and generating more heat than necessary.

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faster than 6600K?
http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Comp...2432vs3503

The 6600K is newer, faster, and more expensive. A good deal on the 4690K makes it a better value, though.
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Quote from ChargerSRT8 View Post :
do i need to buy a separate video card for this?? I am just planning on using this for Plex. Also, sorry this is my first computer build. The motherboard says only 6 sataports. Is there a way to increase that with adapters so I can store more than 6 hard drives for my data?

thanks hot smoking deal!
If this is your first build and all you want to do is run plex, you do not n eed this processor. This is a niche processor aimed specifically at overclocking enthusiasts. It requires specialty hardware--cooling apparatus, not included in bundle--and a case with good thermals. That doesn't mean you can't run Plex on it, by all means you can, but it is really intended to do so much more. Dedicating the machine to Plex would be like buying a Maserati specifically to ferry the kids to preschool. It really doesn't make all that much sense to put all that power behind Intel's integrated graphics--but you can if you want.

This is really the foundation for a top tier gaming machine. That may appeal to you, and if so, you'll need to get a discrete graphics card. Spend enough money on the right card--avoid pro cards as you pay much more for features you're unlikely to use outside of an autodesk application; opt for a high end enthusiast card--and you'll be able to game in 4K on any television in the house(with some additional equipment, naturally).

Sooo... to sum: The 4690K is massive overkill for a plex server, however if you wish to have an upgrade path towards a high end gaming machine a few months down the road, the 4690K is an excellent choice.

But, if all you want to do is run Plex, you might as well just get a broadwell i5 Nuc or Cubi or some other low cost solution like a Skylake i3 that's ready to run right out of the box without very little additional money after the $300 buy-in.
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faster than 6600K?
No. But cheaper and probably destined to give very similar performance unless you're really pushing the envelope.
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