Any Plex Experts Here? [purchasing desktop]
Last edited 22/04/2019 - 15:51
Hey guys. I searched and scrolled through the plex subreddit forever for a thread like this but couldn't find what I was needing help with. Thanks in advance.
I've been running plex off various laptops for years now (5tb) but would like to upgrade and free up my primary laptop for regular use. I have no knowledge about servers etc.
A desktop appeals to me because I can download etc all on the one, is there anything I'm missing?
I'd like to stream 1-3 1080p to family and 1 stream locally for myself, I can't find the list of transcoding approved CPUs but I'm hoping these are okay.
I've heard good things about dell optiplex
are these upgradable (graphics/storage when needed)?
Are there other things for cheaper that would serve me just as well?
what should I consider before purchasing?
anything similar to a dell optiplex to look at?
Dell Optiplex 9020 $340AUD
CPU Intel Core i7 4770 Processor 3.4ghz
Graphics Intel HD 4600 Graphics
Dell Optiplex 9020 $129AUD
CPU Intel Core i5-2499 3.1ghz
Ram 4gb (can upgrade to 8gb with spare parts)
Graphics Intel HD 2000 Graphics