Plex Nas Server

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Hi, I'm looking to build a nas/plex server and I would like to know if an i5 6500 would be powerful enough to do 1-2 streams transcoding. I'd only be playing it at 1080p at the most. The case I want to use doesn't have enough space to fit a gpu so I'd be using its built in graphics.
 

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If you're going to use on-board GPU, go with Ryzen APU instead, e.g R5 2400G since it has Vega 11 graphics, which is considerably better than Intel HD 530 in i5-6500. Also, R5 2400G (Vega 11) and R3 2200G (Vega 8) are much cheaper than i5-6500. Few comparisons as well:

R5 2400G vs i5-6500: https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-Ryzen-5-2400G-vs-Intel-Core-i5-6500/m433194vs3513
Vega 11 vs HD 530: https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-RX-Vega-11-Ryzen-iGPU-vs-Intel-HD-530-Desktop-Skylake/m401440vsm33102

R3 2200G vs i5-6500: https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-Ryzen-3-2200G-vs-Intel-Core-i5-6500/m441832vs3513
Vega 8 vs HD 530: https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-RX-Vega-8-Ryzen-iGPU-vs-Intel-HD-530-Desktop-Skylake/m441833vsm33102

pcpp: https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/xwhj4D,FGPKHx,RkJtt6/
 
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Thanks, the only reason I was thinking intel was beacause their chips have quick sync, but I am all new to building a pc and I don't know howm much of a difference it would make. Do amd chips have hardware transcoding?
 

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