I wanted to talk about my home server update. I have my main computer highlighted in my build earlier in the blog that I use for content creation, gaming, etc. But I also have a home server that I use primarily for file storage and my plex home media server. And I decided it was time for an upgrade. Since my demands on the server aren't extreme I have been getting by with an E2180 dual core 2.00 ghz processor and the stock heatsink. Recently I have added a bunch of 1080p movies and I got a new 4k TV so I am going to be adding some 4k movies to my library, it was time to get something that can transcode better.
Since this is a side PC I didn't want to replace everything so I kept the old LGA 775 motherboard and the reused the Acer Aspire media case it is in.
Since we are talking old school 775 socket I went to ebay to shop for my upgrades and I was really surprised at the availability of components.
Thanks for reading and if you have any Plex questions please let me know. I have built both Ubuntu (Linux) and windows versions.