Anyone running Roon on a NUC or ASUS VivoMini? I have Roon, EMBY, and Plex all running on an Intel i7-7700K w/ 32 GB, Windows 10 Home, and an Nvidia GTX 1080 w/8 GB. I want a dedicated server for Roon, Emby and Plex so I can use this existing PC for gaming only. Any suggestions?
A NUC can run Roon just fine. I wouldn’t go less than 4 GB of RAM, 8 to be safe since you are running other things. As for the CPU, that depends on number of files, number of simulatanious streams and the type of DSP you are processing on those audio streams. For, around 50k to 70k worth of files, a couple of endpoints, and doing basic DSP, an i5 will be plenty (This is factoring only Roon and not any addition horsepower needed for Emby or Plex).
Personally, I use a i7-7700k, 16 GB Ram, Windows 10 Ent and EVGA 780 Ti as my Roon Server.
Footnote: Whatever way you go, you are highly recommended to use an SSD as the OS/Roon database drive.
Roon Rock is specifically made for NUCs, there’s a whole section in these forums dedicated to it.
Jeff, he wants the stand alone server to also run EMBY and Plex, so ROCK is not a good recommendation.
Oh, in that case the NUC definately isn’t a good option!
The more power the better for Plex.
I’ve just bought the Dell PowerEdge T30 Xeon E3-1225V5 3.3GHz 8GB (https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/servers-storage-and-networking/poweredge-t30-mini-tower-server/spd/poweredge-t30/pet30_12084_3) for similar use, i.e. Roon, Plex etc. Bought for a little over £300 GBP without OS.
My preference is Ubuntu Server, but it’ll run Windows Server 2016 Essentials and possibly Windows 10 (some EU sites seem to bundle with Windows 10.)