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  1. Hi, I won't be able to help with all aspects but I can help with the networking/server end. You mentioned you thought the company that bid over spec'd the server. Which leads me to this. 1. How many days of video do you want to keep? This will determine the amount of disk space you need. Also the higher the resolution the more space video takes up. The cost of hard drives are up close to triple due to the floods in Thailand. 2. You mention POE-Think about the length of the cable. POE will struggle with lengths over 300Ft. Positioning the POE switch is important. 3. The original quote had analog cameras. What card did they suggest?
  2. You didn't mention a budget or if you want analog or IP or how many cameras. Anyway I kinda went thought the same thing as you. I searched and searched for info, finding little that applied to my appication. I settled on a NUUO SCB-7016. This controls 14 analog cameras. I built a socket 1155 Win7 64 pc with 6 hard drives. 2 for the OS, and 4 in a raid 10 for the recordings. Everyone is happy with it. Good luck
  3. Hi, A property management company I work for is finally replacing their dying Intellex DVR. They currently have 13 analog cameras. It's not likely they'll add any IP cameras. I'm looking at either the NUUO SCB-7016, the Aver NV8146, or the Geo 1480A. (all pci-e) The property manager just wants to be able to view from his desktop (on same lan) and burn any video from incidents from his pc. I'm drawn to the NUUO because of the hardware compression, and the full D1 recording from all channels. The pc that I'm building will have local storage. It could run either XP or Win7. 2TB of recording space. Any input will be appreciated, Thank you
  4. So, I got the NUUO SCB-7016. Very happy with it. It's sitting in an i7-2600. 8GB RAM six drives. two drives for the OS (Win7 64) in a raid 1. 4 drives (WD Black 2TB) attached to an Adaptec 6405e raid controller. 14 analog cameras. Recording full D1 on all channels. The i7 is overkill. CPU usage is about 8-12%. I'm a novice at cctv and don't find the NUUO software an issue at all. So far I'm very happy with NUUO. An i5 probably would have been fine. We shall see after I add some IP camera later this year. My build This CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115071 This CPU cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186049 Raid controller http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816103230 OS drives (2 in raid 1) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136771 Data drives (4 in raid 10) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136792 Mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121515 By the way this mobo is great. Very stable. High quality This RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231417 This Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811165288 After 12 days for recording I've used up only 370GB of space. The four 2TB drives in raid 10 gave me 3.67TB of usuable space. I hope to fit 45 days of recordings on this. I hope this helps someone here.
  5. Your original post never mentioned cost. You can't find one for under $200.
  6. You shouldn't be having a hard time. There are many cards to choose from. Geovision, Aver, NUUO. All have cards that can connect analog cameras and most if not all of those cards have have win7 64 bit drivers.
  7. Thanks for the reply. I bought the NUUO. Waiting for it to arrive this week. I'll post back after things are setup.
  8. I'm using 2 WD blues in raid 1 for the OS (win 7) and 4 WD 2TB Blacks in a raid 10 my first DVR build. The raid 10 controller is an Apaptec 6405e. The OS is using onboard Intel "raid"
  9. I notice Geo has some I/O cards that look like they might be able to "talk" to a security access system. Has anyone tried this? http://www.geovision.com.tw/english/Prod_GVIO12outV3.asp I'm looking to communicate to a C-Cure 800 system. http://www.tycosafetyproducts-europe.com/english/products/access/ccuresoftware/ccure800software.asp I really want an Aver NV8416 but I don't see any Aver IO cards. Only Geo. Thanks
  10. Good to know. I forgot to add there's a huge IStar cabinet in the "telco" closet. It's the controller for the door entries. They'd need about 6 maybe 8 connections tops.
  11. Hi Zach, From what I see NUUO has decent products. If you're a putting together a system without a NUUO integrator (partner) as I am, support might be suspect, as it is Asia based. I'll touch base with you today or tomorrow. Thank you, Scott
  12. Hi, New to the dvr world but experienced building systems. System is for apartment building. Anyway-we're going to reuse the current 16 analog cameras-just replace the Intellex LT. Looking for card that provides best quality (D1?) Can spend $1200-ish on card alone. Motherboard will be Supermicro (CPU type TBD) maybe. sandy bridge. 16GB ram 2 AV-25 WD 160GB drives for the OS (win7 64) 5 WD Black 2GB drives in Raid 5 (need advice on raid for DVR's) Hardware based raid card (TBD) Geovision or Nuuo card -Advice needed. Thank you, Scott
  13. Update-I just opened the CD and began reading the manual. Sorry for the noobie post. Just got the card, waiting for some bnc cables. Just looking at the card, can anyone tell me what following do: 1. I/O connector (is that for stacking?) 2. The Watchdog and reset pins (I guess you short the reset pin to "reboot" the card??) I figure watchdog notifies you of a drive failure, how do you set it up? 3. TV out Link Connector. Thank you Scott