Building Blue Iris PC

Discussion in 'NVR's, DVR's & Computers' started by Eric Crowder, Apr 17, 2018.

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  1. Eric Crowder

    Eric Crowder n3wb

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    Hello, I plan on building a new PC specifically for running Blue Iris. I currently have 4 IP 1080 cameras and plan on having up to 10 1080 cameras in the future. I am currently using a cloud storage for the 4 cameras and not too happy with the results. I would like to build the PC with a low budget and energy efficiency in mind. I am looking on buying the 8th gen i3 8100T cpu and a low cost B360 motherboard. The 8100T is a lower power and slightly lower MHZ than the standard i3 8100. Will the 8100T handle up to 10 cameras or should I get the more powerfull i5 or i7 CPU? I am also looking at the WD Purple 4TB. will this be large enough for up to 10 cameras or should I get larger storage? Thanks a bunch.

    -Eric
     
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    looney2ns Known around here

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    Don't build. Buy a refurbed Optiplex or HP Elitedesktop.
    Stay away from the T processors.
    Read the wiki at the top of the page.
     
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    58chev Getting the hang of it

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    As for storage, Here's what I have and you can decide on what your looking to store in the way of continuous days.

    I have 4 cameras (3x5MP & 1x3MP) WD Purple 4TB and NVR set to continuous capture and I can get 25 days.
     
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    A lot of people have had unresolved issues with hardware acceleration using 8th gen CPUs. I know the i7-8700K can work with hardware acceleration (H.264 decoding) via the hack detailed in the wiki, but people have reported it doesn't work for some i5 chips, and i3 chips may be the same deal.
     
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