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I will be building a new PC during the summer and I was thinking of turning this one into a home server PC. The specs are AMD 3500+ single core, 320GB IDE, 6600LE Video Card, 1GB RAM PC3200. Can a home server provide programs as well or can it only provide file storage and transfer and printer sharing?
Also is a WLAN enough or shall I consider a gigabyte connection wired network?

Many thanks.
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You won't even need a video card after the OS is installed and running because you can just remote in to do what ever you need.

It can do all you are asking and more to my knowledge at least. I am not sure if WLAN would be enough, but to be safer then sorry I would say plan for a gigabyte wired connection.
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i think WLAN speed wise (if you have good network) would be fast enough, i think your problem when its WLAN will be network connection issues, especially in setup, depending on what OS you decide to go with.

Basically if you can go wired though.....do
    
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i would recommend going wired, but a gigabit network is not needed.
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Wired network is more reliable and secure. And don't spend the money on the video card. Just pun any durring install and remove it after.
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Originally Posted by mkdir View Post
Wired network is more reliable and secure. And don't spend the money on the video card. Just pun any durring install and remove it after.
Most motherboards won't boot without a video adapater.

If the OP is interested, I will have an ECS 6100 motherboard and AM2 3500+ for sale this coming weekend.
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in any case you can get one with an on-board video, there is a large variety and they are cheap too
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