System for 8-10 cameras

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Kaladin
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System for 8-10 cameras

Post by Kaladin » Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:18 am

Hello everyone. I want to setup a system to run 8-10 cameras with possibly 2 being ptz. I've read the articles regarding recommendations on cpu and buying refurbished pc's for the purpose of running the system but I wanted recommendations from people that do it everyday. So I welcome any ideas if you have the time. Thanks.
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TimG
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Re: System for 8-10 cameras

Post by TimG » Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:37 am

It's a difficult one to answer. MyBI5 system presently resides on an I5-3330 pc that was given to me as a failed pc. All the guy wanted was to know that I would destroy his data. My system was previously running on an AMD FX-8350 until Windows blew a fuse. Cpu loading was higher on the intel cpu, but that has reduced since sub-streams became a thing.

You could look here to see what other people are running https://biupdatehelper.hopto.org/default.html#stats
BI5 v54711 x64 | Win10 21H1 | Dahua IPC-HDW5231R-ZE, Foscam R2, Ertech 4MP, Neos2, 2 SD cams | BI5:1 i5-3330, 16GB Ram, Multiple SSD and HD, Homeseer 2 HSPhone, TVMosaic | BI5:2 Ryzen 1800X, 16GB Ram, Multiple SSD and HD, Homeseer 4, Emby, DVBViewer.
norwestie
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Re: System for 8-10 cameras

Post by norwestie » Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:07 am

I just upgraded from an i7 4th gen to a 6th gen i7. Both with 16gigs of ram. I saw 40-60% CPU usage to 20-35% on the newer one. I have 9 cameras, several 4k, the rest are 1080. I paid $269 for the used Dell Optiplex 7050 on eBay so you don't have to spend a fortune on a system.
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