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Aug 9, 2012, 8:58 AM
Post #8 of 9
On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 7:35 PM, Kingsley Turner <krt [at] krt> wrote:
Re: Any problem with main frontend also being household network server?
[In reply to]
> On 08/08/12 18:49, Damian wrote:
>> My intention has been to buy another 'always on network server' machine,
>> but in an attractive quiet case that can sit on the book case next to the
>> projector (same room). This again would act as the LAN server, Myth Backend,
>> and main Myth Frontend.
> Hi All,
> I have a Antec Fusion HTPC box that sits under my TV, it looks and acts like
> any other piece of HiFi equipment.
> I use it as a back-end, front-end & file server (but only for media files -
> like it matters), and 2x minecraft servers.
> (it's frustrating that Minecraft servers use a fair bit of CPU even when
> no-one is connected - Grrr!)
> I would absolutely go this way again. I only need one machine on 24x7, and
> with a box especially created to be quiet. Although you can hear it humming
> in the absolute middle of the night - iff you're standing next to it.
> However with only an nVidia (onboard) 9400 GPU, I very very occasionally
> drop a frame on high load watching full-def blue ray.
> I hope this information is useful to you.
I run a standalone backend and all the frontends are independent. I
like this because if a frontend has a random problem I can reboot
it/take it down without having to worry about the backend. When they
are combined this is not possible.
I also like being able to keep that backend in the basement were it
can take up all the room it needs, make all the noise it wants, and I
bought a cheap NORCO server case instead of an expensive large HTPC
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