So I am trying to think up a decent rack mount case that will only be used for monitoring IP camera's. Here is my initial thoughts but I am still working the build any thoughts suggestions would be awesome.
So basically I am trying to build this as cheap as possible but at the same time be able to be rack mounted and run 4 live streams from IP cameras. No actual recordings will be kept for more than 2 days. I am thinking the 1 TB drive would hold as long as old data is being overwritten but I am not sure as this is my first IP camera build. Any thoughts, suggestions, way to save money, etc. Please post em.
That's a hella lotta system for a simple surveillance monitoring system. Very nice system, just a bit much for a what you probably actually need.
Only 4 data streams? Using HD cameras? Live video capture w/ sound or still image grabs? Got a link to the camera specs?
The stock intel HSF is going to be just fine for what you're doing.
also i didnt mention but it will be taking these feeds directly over the internet.
That case with the PSU will definitely take some off IMO and is a good call.
Do you think the I3 will have enough power to run the system without any real issues. The system will basically only be used for displaying the feeds on the software that is linked above and possible recording?
On another note I am honestly open for anything via suggestion wise.
All the really heavy work is being done by the cameras... compressing the video steam and pushing it onto the network.
No wonder they cost so much.
Really not all that much for the PC system to do. Housekeeping duties mostly. The i3-550 won't break a sweat at all.
No wonder the Pro-Sight hardware specs were so low. Just double check to make sure it runs on Win7 if that's what you'll be using.
You probably know you'll need a power injector for POE. This is what a stand-alone model looks like. I wouldnt be surprised if they have rack mount models. Or models built into a router you'll also need.