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#31 jjkusaf

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 23:20

ECC is a very big extra, and I'm sure there's others.

 

ECC doesn't really make a hill of beans difference in the desktop environment...it it typically 2% slower than traditional ram.

 

Servers and the like ... different story.




#32 xendrome

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 23:32

The extreme editions are just remarked xeons from prev generation

 

That is 100% incorrect.


ECC is a very big extra, and I'm sure there's others.

 

ECC is actually slower, and all it does it provide error correction to stop events of corrupt data being committed.



#33 OP +bman

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 00:51

Me and family all use Chromecasts, it's simple and easy. Unfortunaetly though, it does not support very much options, it for sure does not support the formats that I normally have (I don't feel like re-encoding myself). so transcoding is the only option. And if you have the power to do so, its easy and works great.

 

 

Might I ask why exactly you're doing so much transcoding? If you're streaming to devices that don't directly play source video files you might just want to look at replacing that. I have all my media stored on my laptop on a simple Windows share, and my Raspberry Pi can stream everything over the network (including gigantic 1080P video files) in perfect quality without any transcoding. And a Raspberry Pi for every TV is probably still a lot cheaper than an expensive CPU you don't really need. And with XBMC on them you get an awesome interface too.



#34 Praetor

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 23:25

Me and family all use Chromecasts, it's simple and easy. Unfortunaetly though, it does not support very much options, it for sure does not support the formats that I normally have (I don't feel like re-encoding myself). so transcoding is the only option. And if you have the power to do so, its easy and works great.

 

Expect you have to balance it out: get a more expensive CPU (i7 or Xeon for "some" advantages - expensive way), reencode all the videos yourself (cheap way) or setup  new devices to play the digital stuff (the fun way).



#35 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 23:47

Seeing as you have a 4770K ? Why not offload some of the encoding via VM to your pc? Cheaper solution too. :p



#36 i_was_here

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 03:00

Seeing as you have a 4770K ? Why not offload some of the encoding via VM to your pc? Cheaper solution too. :p

He doesn't actually have a 4770K. He has some i3 dual-core.

#37 OP +bman

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 04:02

He was referring to my main system, which is why he said VM.

 

 

He doesn't actually have a 4770K. He has some i3 dual-core.



#38 i_was_here

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 04:03

Oh ok that makes sense. Thanks for the correction.