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Cloud and Media Server CPU?

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October 16, 2013 3:48:13 PM

Hey all.

So I'm looking at computers for my parents. The price is not too much a problem but reliability and stability are top priorities. The computer will serve a few functions. I would like to put a cloud server and a local media server. The cloud server will only be used by roughly five of us. Mainly to stream photos and computer files.The computer will also be used for emails, photo management, web browsing and to run the office suite.

I am wondering whether I should go for a typical i5, or get a Xeon? Why should I go with Xeon or vice versa.

I never done a server like this. I understand Xeon's are for servers, though why would I need one. What do I gain or what do I lose?

Thanks.

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October 16, 2013 4:10:09 PM

DazleFrazle said:
Hey all.

So I'm looking at computers for my parents. The price is not too much a problem but reliability and stability are top priorities. The computer will serve a few functions. I would like to put a cloud server and a local media server. The cloud server will only be used by roughly five of us. Mainly to stream photos and computer files.The computer will also be used for emails, photo management, web browsing and to run the office suite.

I am wondering whether I should go for a typical i5, or get a Xeon? Why should I go with Xeon or vice versa.

I never done a server like this. I understand Xeon's are for servers, though why would I need one. What do I gain or what do I lose?

Thanks.


An i5, or even an i3, will be fine. Media and 'server' functions do not take a lot of horsepower, unless you are doing a lot of things at once.
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