Join Date: Feb 2006
Re: New build for gaming/video streaming
For clarification, you are looking to STORE the files, and play it back all on the same computer, correct? Personally, I wouldn't consider this to be streaming video, it is just playing the video on a display connected to the same PC. Even lower end hardware will play HD content just fine.
As far as the HD video portion of your build goes, the only factor to take into account is the storage space. As for the hardware requirements, focus only on what you will need for gaming, and that will be more than enough for the HD video.
As for the way in which you will watch your media, if you are using wireless interfaces to your computer to watch it on your TV, I would recommend taking a look a program called PLEX. There is a SERVER app, and a CLIENT (Media center) app, both of which are free, and can run on the same machine.
I have been messing about with a PLEX server on my gaming rig, and streaming to my laptop, PS3, and phone, it works great!
Good luck with your build!!
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