-Currently my build consists of-
CPU: Xeon E5-2697 v2
RAM: 16GB ECC UDIMM
MOBO: SuperMicro X9SRA LGA2011
As my title says I have a GTX1080 laying around that I’d like to use for transcoding. I’m aware by default it can only do 2 transcodes which is fine as its only me and one other person that will be using Plex.
I also use it as a file server for a few things such as picture backups and am concerned about not having ECC memory.
So I guess I’m looking for a relatively inexpensive cpu and mobo upgrade recommendation and if I really need ECC memory. Should I go Xeon again for the ECC? Or just get a few generation old i7?
The Xeon E5-2697 v2 I currently use will be at nearly 100% usage at times when its just me watching something so as long as I get a mobo that has a 3.0 16x slot it doesn’t really matter how many cores it has at that point right? I only ask because I’ve heard even with a GPU, Plex will still sometimes try to use the CPU.
Sorry for the noob questions, any recommendations will be a huge help!