Ekona wrote:MOAR UPDATES
So I binned the RPi since it wasn't manly enough to do the 1080p/5.1 stuff I needed it to, which it mainly down to the lack of gigabit ethernet than the unit. I've been using my old work laptop running Win7 for the past few months, which although has run XBMC perfectly, it doesn't handle closing the lid but staying on very well. It was always a temporary method, though.
I can't remember whether I posted it here, but I too ditched the RPi. It was a great (and cheap!) way to prove the concept, but I was getting bored of the interface lag and the limitations of 100Mbps Ethernet.
I've built an ITX based HTPC, since I had everything except the CPU + mobo hanging around. Core i3 4130T (35W TDP), 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD in a tiny (20 x 20 x 6 cm) case. The only fan is the CPU fan, and it's damn near silent. Running OpenELEC. Idle power consumption is about 10W (Haswell ftw), and it spends most of its time sleeping.
My UnRAID server is still purring away happily. I've got a Pro license now (me and mate split a two-pack), so I'm getting the benefits of having a cache drive and more free slots than I can shake a stick at. Version 6 is on its way soon, which will be adding a few nice features too.
Question regarding Plex - what's the benefit over XBMC (Kodi)? Is it more focussed on multi-device homes (i.e. a client-server model)?