Set up directplay correctly on the receiving devices, and this system should have no problem as a plex server for multiple clients at multiple resolutions.Here's a question: What do I do with his old computer? Technically, it will be an almost complete rig - FX8350, M5A97 Mobo, AIO cooler, 8GB of DDR3, an RX570, a few Sata SSD's, and a powersupply.
The case is pretty darn ratty and dirty, and there's no way I'll re-use it, but what can I do with the PC itself? I feel like the motherboard/processor is too old, inefficient, and not powerful enough to use as a PLEX server (based on how my Ryzen 5600X was running hard when transcoding a 4K HDR movie down to 1080P via PLEX the other night). BUT, it would still suffice as a basic home computer...for...somebody.
I could buy a really cheap case for it, and then, what....? What does one do with older e-waste that technically still functions perfectly fine?
Either that or donate it to computers for schools if you have a local drop off.
Just wondering the best way to re purpose old hardware. I have recently upgraded my Son's PC and this combined with some of my older hardware (i5 3570 and GTX 660 with 16 gb ram couple PSUs, cases) is just laying around. I have no need for this equipment, but would hate to see to go the...