Hello fellow Neowinians! I'm about to pull the trigger and build a media PC for me to store all of my TV shows, films, music, etc. I plan to use SickBeard and CouchPotato on it, along with Plex to stream the media to my other devices, most notably a Chromecast.
I'm currently using a Raspberry Pi to do all this, but I want a bit more grunt. More firepower. Trouble with the Pi is it can't transcode, and it doesn't download at full speed. Other than that, it's a great bit of kit.
Anyway, on to my new build...I just want some opinions before I click buy on any of it. I've kept it under £200 (I already have RAM and an old case to use), so I'm hoping that the Pentium dual-core will be enough to get me through. Here are the parts:
Intel Pentium G3420 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor
MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Western Digital WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive
2 x Akasa AK-FN072 79.1 CFM 120mm Fan
Thoughts? Improvements? As long as this can play my MKV's to my Chromecast with no stuttering, then all systems are a go!
EDIT: Also I have a spare Samsung 830 SSD which I will use as the boot drive for Windows Server 2012 R2 (yay DreamSpark!).