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Old 10-23-2010, 11:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My parents are really into media, and the computer I built them a while back barely has anymore hard drive space. My dad wanted to work on a project one of these weekends building a home server for us to use. While looking through parts we could use, I was curious if there were any really good media transcoders for us to use on WHS. I was also wondering if they could take advantage of hardware acceleration. (CUDA?) If so, Get a cheap Nvidia card, like one of these cards:
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What motherboard are you using?

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Old 10-24-2010, 12:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Windows Home Server isn't really intended to do stuff like media transcoding. It's pretty much just for backups, managing your systems, and storing shared media and files.

Also most gpgpu based tanscoding software produces inferior quality results compared to traditional cpu based alternatives.

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Old 10-24-2010, 07:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't see me listing the motherboard important... Plus I have not purchased parts yet.

Anyways, Where could I find a comparison between CPU and Geforce GPU?
If it is much lower quality, I wouldn't do it. Otherwise, I would still offload that to the GPU :P

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Hello? come on -.-
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