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$75 for the both of them, they're some old eMachine things.

3.33ghz Single Core, 1gb of Ram each, Both with onboard graphics

I put an x300 in the one I'm using for a server. It's my joke card, the one I can OC 180% and just lol as it heats up and works hard for just trying to be half of my gaming pc comp.

One of them is going to my dad cause his old computer had a 1.5ghz single core. The other is going to me, to make a server. They're running WinXP now, because my router is forcing me to do a USB internet connection, which is stupid. Anyhow, what should I do with this thing? I'm already running Vent and Minecraft, and it's working out pretty well in all honesty. What else could I run with this thing? I was thinking Killing Floor.. Maybe TF2? My internet connection isn't the BEST, but it's pretty decent. Minecraft worked pretty well with 4 people on it... Vent I had 6 and they all had pings of ~120, which is half decent for a privately hosted server..

Anyhow, tl;dr, what do I do with a server anyway?
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Make a FreeNAS.
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FreeNAS?
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Network Attached Storage (NAS)
FreeNAS.
Has multiple functionality.

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FreeNAS is an embedded open source NAS (Network-Attached Storage) distribution based on FreeBSD, supporting the following protocols: CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, TFTP, AFP, RSYNC, Unison, iSCSI (initiator and target) and UPnP.

It supports Software RAID (0,1,5), ZFS, disk encryption, S.M.A.R.T/email monitoring with a WEB configuration interface (from m0n0wall).

FreeNAS can be installed on Compact Flash/USB key, hard drive or booted from LiveCD.
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be aware that FreeNAS is an OS - to use it with XP you will need to use some form of virtualisation.
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You could make shared folders and simply store data on the box.

That's pretty much all my server does (except on Linux running Samba).
You could also run a SSH server and port forward to that from your router.
Then you'll have a secure and encrypted means of accessing it from anywhere.
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