Overclock.net › Forums › Specialty Builds › Servers › possible to recycle an old computer for a dedicated server?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

possible to recycle an old computer for a dedicated server? - Page 2

post #11 of 19
Why not get a cheap GFX card?
Midgethulks rig
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-3770K Z77 MPower (MS-7751) Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 Asus GTX780 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengeance Samsung 840 250Gb BW Western digital black 1 TB ADATA S510 120Gb 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
H100 Windows 7 ultimate Dell U2412M Dell U2412M 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries 7g Corsair AX860 Corsair 500R Razer deathadder 
Mouse PadOther
Steelseries Qck+ NZXT Fan controller  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500 P8P67 Le GTX 560Ti Gskill 1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Plextor SSD WD 2TB EARX H100 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorPowerCase
Crappy 17 inch OCZ 600W CM 690M 
  hide details  
Reply
Midgethulks rig
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-3770K Z77 MPower (MS-7751) Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 Asus GTX780 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengeance Samsung 840 250Gb BW Western digital black 1 TB ADATA S510 120Gb 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
H100 Windows 7 ultimate Dell U2412M Dell U2412M 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries 7g Corsair AX860 Corsair 500R Razer deathadder 
Mouse PadOther
Steelseries Qck+ NZXT Fan controller  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500 P8P67 Le GTX 560Ti Gskill 1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Plextor SSD WD 2TB EARX H100 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorPowerCase
Crappy 17 inch OCZ 600W CM 690M 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 
the motherboard is not going to support a GFX card

well bestbuy has a no questions asked 30 day return policy lol
post #13 of 19
Install linux on the old PC, use your current GPU in it, and then setup a static IP address so you can SSH to it. put your GPU back and you will be golden.
I have a minecraft server running on my linux machine and I never access it locally.

If you really need a display you can pick up a GPU for probably ~$25. But I would use your current one for now.
The Sig Rig
(19 items)
 
Wifey Rig
(11 items)
 
Xbox PC
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 4.8GHz stable ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 MSI GTX 980 Ti 32GB (4 x 8GB) 1866Mhz Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Acer 28" 4K Corsair AX750 Corsair 800D SWTOR Razer Naga 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium XSPC RS120 8 x GT AP-15s White Sleeved Cables for Corsair AX750 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3Ghz Asus P5G41T-M LX Plus EVGA GTX 680 2x4 GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB WD Black 64 GB Crucial M4 Sony CD/DVD burner H40 w/ GT AP-15s 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Home 64 bit Corsair CX430 APEVIA X-Plorer2 Pink 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
256GB Crucial M4 Old Laptop CD/DVD drive Windows 7 picoPSU-150-XT 
OtherOtherOther
4 x Purple LEDs Power button Tranquility Xbox 360 Skin 
  hide details  
Reply
The Sig Rig
(19 items)
 
Wifey Rig
(11 items)
 
Xbox PC
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 4.8GHz stable ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 MSI GTX 980 Ti 32GB (4 x 8GB) 1866Mhz Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Acer 28" 4K Corsair AX750 Corsair 800D SWTOR Razer Naga 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium XSPC RS120 8 x GT AP-15s White Sleeved Cables for Corsair AX750 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3Ghz Asus P5G41T-M LX Plus EVGA GTX 680 2x4 GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB WD Black 64 GB Crucial M4 Sony CD/DVD burner H40 w/ GT AP-15s 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Home 64 bit Corsair CX430 APEVIA X-Plorer2 Pink 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
256GB Crucial M4 Old Laptop CD/DVD drive Windows 7 picoPSU-150-XT 
OtherOtherOther
4 x Purple LEDs Power button Tranquility Xbox 360 Skin 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironman517 View Post

Install linux on the old PC, use your current GPU in it, and then setup a static IP address so you can SSH to it. put your GPU back and you will be golden.
I have a minecraft server running on my linux machine and I never access it locally.

If you really need a display you can pick up a GPU for probably ~$25. But I would use your current one for now.

Kinda difficult when it is a laptop.
 
Upcoming Upgrade
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k 4.4Ghz ASRock Z68 Extreme4 GEN3 Sapphire 280X Toxic 3GB Ripjaws 8GB 2200Mhz CL9 (1x2GB has randomly died) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair ForceGT 120GB, C300 256GB + 64GB, 1TB ext External Windows 10 Pro [x64] Dell P2414H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard Seasonic X-760 LianLi PC-9F Rev.USB3 Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudioOther
XXL Steelseries Asus Xonar Essence ST Intel i350-T2 Server Adapter 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 6-Core CoffeeLake/Skylake-X Asus Maximus X / Sabertooth / ROG Strix AMD Vega or GTX Volta G.Skill DDR4 3600MHZ CL15 2x8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 960 256GB NVME Crucial C300 256GB 3TB WesternDigital HDD 12TB NAS 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H110i v2 Windows 10 Pro x64 Dell P2414H (Looking for: 27", 1440p, HDR, 120Hz, IPS/VA Mo... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G810 Seasonic Prime 750W Define R5 Logitech G502 
Mouse Pad
Qck Heavy 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Upcoming Upgrade
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k 4.4Ghz ASRock Z68 Extreme4 GEN3 Sapphire 280X Toxic 3GB Ripjaws 8GB 2200Mhz CL9 (1x2GB has randomly died) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair ForceGT 120GB, C300 256GB + 64GB, 1TB ext External Windows 10 Pro [x64] Dell P2414H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard Seasonic X-760 LianLi PC-9F Rev.USB3 Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudioOther
XXL Steelseries Asus Xonar Essence ST Intel i350-T2 Server Adapter 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 6-Core CoffeeLake/Skylake-X Asus Maximus X / Sabertooth / ROG Strix AMD Vega or GTX Volta G.Skill DDR4 3600MHZ CL15 2x8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 960 256GB NVME Crucial C300 256GB 3TB WesternDigital HDD 12TB NAS 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H110i v2 Windows 10 Pro x64 Dell P2414H (Looking for: 27", 1440p, HDR, 120Hz, IPS/VA Mo... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G810 Seasonic Prime 750W Define R5 Logitech G502 
Mouse Pad
Qck Heavy 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bloodcore View Post

Kinda difficult when it is a laptop.
eww, sell it on craigslist. doh.gif

You could take the HDD out, put it in a working machine, install linux on the HDD and the put it back, then ssh....
The Sig Rig
(19 items)
 
Wifey Rig
(11 items)
 
Xbox PC
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 4.8GHz stable ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 MSI GTX 980 Ti 32GB (4 x 8GB) 1866Mhz Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Acer 28" 4K Corsair AX750 Corsair 800D SWTOR Razer Naga 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium XSPC RS120 8 x GT AP-15s White Sleeved Cables for Corsair AX750 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3Ghz Asus P5G41T-M LX Plus EVGA GTX 680 2x4 GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB WD Black 64 GB Crucial M4 Sony CD/DVD burner H40 w/ GT AP-15s 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Home 64 bit Corsair CX430 APEVIA X-Plorer2 Pink 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
256GB Crucial M4 Old Laptop CD/DVD drive Windows 7 picoPSU-150-XT 
OtherOtherOther
4 x Purple LEDs Power button Tranquility Xbox 360 Skin 
  hide details  
Reply
The Sig Rig
(19 items)
 
Wifey Rig
(11 items)
 
Xbox PC
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 4.8GHz stable ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 MSI GTX 980 Ti 32GB (4 x 8GB) 1866Mhz Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Acer 28" 4K Corsair AX750 Corsair 800D SWTOR Razer Naga 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium XSPC RS120 8 x GT AP-15s White Sleeved Cables for Corsair AX750 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3Ghz Asus P5G41T-M LX Plus EVGA GTX 680 2x4 GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB WD Black 64 GB Crucial M4 Sony CD/DVD burner H40 w/ GT AP-15s 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Home 64 bit Corsair CX430 APEVIA X-Plorer2 Pink 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
256GB Crucial M4 Old Laptop CD/DVD drive Windows 7 picoPSU-150-XT 
OtherOtherOther
4 x Purple LEDs Power button Tranquility Xbox 360 Skin 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 
i don't anyone would want it on craigslist if i paid them to take it XD

if the usb vga adapter doesn't work i'm definitely going to do a clean install of either windows or linux and just go from there

as far as linux vs windows opinions on which would be better suited for what i'm using it for, right now i'm leaning towards linux because of resources...
Edited by Zombipenguin - 1/18/13 at 9:33am
post #17 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zombipenguin View Post

the motherboard is not going to support a GFX card
well bestbuy has a no questions asked 30 day return policy lol

Get some more RAM, a 1-2GB SO-DIMM is only 15-25$.
Return it if you decide that you won't need it. smile.gif
 
Upcoming Upgrade
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k 4.4Ghz ASRock Z68 Extreme4 GEN3 Sapphire 280X Toxic 3GB Ripjaws 8GB 2200Mhz CL9 (1x2GB has randomly died) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair ForceGT 120GB, C300 256GB + 64GB, 1TB ext External Windows 10 Pro [x64] Dell P2414H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard Seasonic X-760 LianLi PC-9F Rev.USB3 Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudioOther
XXL Steelseries Asus Xonar Essence ST Intel i350-T2 Server Adapter 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 6-Core CoffeeLake/Skylake-X Asus Maximus X / Sabertooth / ROG Strix AMD Vega or GTX Volta G.Skill DDR4 3600MHZ CL15 2x8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 960 256GB NVME Crucial C300 256GB 3TB WesternDigital HDD 12TB NAS 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H110i v2 Windows 10 Pro x64 Dell P2414H (Looking for: 27", 1440p, HDR, 120Hz, IPS/VA Mo... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G810 Seasonic Prime 750W Define R5 Logitech G502 
Mouse Pad
Qck Heavy 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Upcoming Upgrade
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k 4.4Ghz ASRock Z68 Extreme4 GEN3 Sapphire 280X Toxic 3GB Ripjaws 8GB 2200Mhz CL9 (1x2GB has randomly died) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair ForceGT 120GB, C300 256GB + 64GB, 1TB ext External Windows 10 Pro [x64] Dell P2414H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard Seasonic X-760 LianLi PC-9F Rev.USB3 Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudioOther
XXL Steelseries Asus Xonar Essence ST Intel i350-T2 Server Adapter 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 6-Core CoffeeLake/Skylake-X Asus Maximus X / Sabertooth / ROG Strix AMD Vega or GTX Volta G.Skill DDR4 3600MHZ CL15 2x8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 960 256GB NVME Crucial C300 256GB 3TB WesternDigital HDD 12TB NAS 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H110i v2 Windows 10 Pro x64 Dell P2414H (Looking for: 27", 1440p, HDR, 120Hz, IPS/VA Mo... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G810 Seasonic Prime 750W Define R5 Logitech G502 
Mouse Pad
Qck Heavy 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zombipenguin View Post

i don't anyone would want it on craigslist if i paid them to take it XD

if the usb vga adapter doesn't work i'm definitely going to do a clean install of either windows or linux and just go from there

as far as linux vs windows opinions on which would be better suited for what i'm using it for, right now i'm leaning towards linux because of resources...

yeah linux would be better since you can use a distro that is very light weight. You might want to try DSM or Puppy Linux

On my linux server, I have my bukkit server startup when the machine starts up and I use the "screen" command to access it. Screen is very useful for a minecraft server because it allows you to access and exit the minecraft console without having to turn off the server. It actually works very well, that way I dont have to have a super user in the minecraft world and everyone can be regular players.
The Sig Rig
(19 items)
 
Wifey Rig
(11 items)
 
Xbox PC
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 4.8GHz stable ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 MSI GTX 980 Ti 32GB (4 x 8GB) 1866Mhz Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Acer 28" 4K Corsair AX750 Corsair 800D SWTOR Razer Naga 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium XSPC RS120 8 x GT AP-15s White Sleeved Cables for Corsair AX750 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3Ghz Asus P5G41T-M LX Plus EVGA GTX 680 2x4 GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB WD Black 64 GB Crucial M4 Sony CD/DVD burner H40 w/ GT AP-15s 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Home 64 bit Corsair CX430 APEVIA X-Plorer2 Pink 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
256GB Crucial M4 Old Laptop CD/DVD drive Windows 7 picoPSU-150-XT 
OtherOtherOther
4 x Purple LEDs Power button Tranquility Xbox 360 Skin 
  hide details  
Reply
The Sig Rig
(19 items)
 
Wifey Rig
(11 items)
 
Xbox PC
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 4.8GHz stable ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 MSI GTX 980 Ti 32GB (4 x 8GB) 1866Mhz Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Acer 28" 4K Corsair AX750 Corsair 800D SWTOR Razer Naga 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium XSPC RS120 8 x GT AP-15s White Sleeved Cables for Corsair AX750 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3Ghz Asus P5G41T-M LX Plus EVGA GTX 680 2x4 GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB WD Black 64 GB Crucial M4 Sony CD/DVD burner H40 w/ GT AP-15s 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Home 64 bit Corsair CX430 APEVIA X-Plorer2 Pink 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
256GB Crucial M4 Old Laptop CD/DVD drive Windows 7 picoPSU-150-XT 
OtherOtherOther
4 x Purple LEDs Power button Tranquility Xbox 360 Skin 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 19
Thread Starter 
Ok, so sorry for the late replay guys, needless to say none of the above worked, the external VGA adapter still depended on the internal gfx card and the computer itself without the gfx card working would simply turn on, it wouldn't actually boot into windows with no screen, guessing it hit some error code midway through.

HOWEVER, with a bit of tinkering i was able to get it to turn on completely, booting completely into windows, and the server was up for a couple of days, then i decided to do some system optimization stuff and had to restart and it didn't turn back on. So now i'm looking into rigging a much better cooling system onto motherboard or something of the sort, i'm thinking underclocking the GPU, to the lowest possible setting, i haven't run any benchmarks on the temperatures of it but i'm almost sure they're extremely high, i'm thinking i'm going to either rig a power 120 mm fan to the bottom, i have stock intel lga 1155 desktop cpu cooler lying around might try that if i can get some way to power it.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Servers
Overclock.net › Forums › Specialty Builds › Servers › possible to recycle an old computer for a dedicated server?