I am planning a dedicated Plex media server. My goal is to build a reasonably cheap but powerful computer capable of a handling 2 1080p transcoding streams. Unfortunately, there isn’t an exact way to know if the computer will meet these need as it all depends upon the source media. Using Plex’s guidelines I will require a CPU that scores 4000 (2x2000/1080 transcode stream) on Passmark’s benchmark. As this computer shall be on 24/6 I want to keep the power consumption down. PCPartPicker part list CPU: $ 85 Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor Motherbaord: $ 71 MSI - H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard I am wondering if I'd do better to pair the CPU with a B250 motherboard RAM: $190 Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory PSU: $ 55 SeaSonic - S12II 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply Case: $ 95 Fractal Design - Define Mini C MicroATX Mid Tower Case I don't have a lot experience with cases and selected this one becuase I really like the Define R5 Hard drives: Existing Cost $ 496 (all prices in Canadian Dollars) Comments, suggestions, or compatibility errors? Note I have limited my selection to those that are available from NewEgg.ca as I my experience is that once shipping for multiple vendors is included there is very little savings when sourcing from multiple sources. If anyone is feeling ambitious you may review the other builds I considered from here.