my current desktop:
quad q6600 2.4
vista ( bloated )
Hitachi 500 gb (OS)
WDC 2 TB green ( mass storage )
*note that all my media file types are mixed*
Well i am thinking of either getting a new desktop soon to replace this one and installing ubuntu with amahi on my current desktop to run backups on all the PCs on my network.
but would i be better instead to put together a server with better specs for PMS....? i mean how much benefit will i see with the integrated video on the new intel chips and is an i3 enough to run Ps3 at 720p / 1080 p ? to more than one ps3 at a time ??
i occasionally have issues with stutter or lagging .....should i find a script that will change all my files to a format that just needs to be streamed instead of putting the load on the cpu ....i can add hard drives as needed and i clean up the video share folder about every 6 months or so.
i will be adding another tv and ps3 to my network is the main reason i am trying to figure out my best / most cost effective course of action. pushing media to two ps3 is my main concern, i don't want to have to turn one off to be able to enjoy video on the other.
any help would be greatly appreciated