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Been thinking about setting my sig rig up for a server but not sure how it would benefit me yet... ??
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post #2 of 17
then it probably wouldnt.

People have servers so main pc doesnt have to do things ie file storage, downloads etc
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I don't think it's worth the cost
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I don't think it's worth the cost
A server doesn't need to cost much. My server is a simple Pentium 4 with a 120gb hard drive, windows xp and integrated graphics. I bought a USB wireless n adapter on sale for 20$ and set it up in the corner. The computer itself cost me nothing, a friend gave it to me for free probably because he didn't want to drive to the dump and pay a electronics fee for dumping it.

All it does is run torrents when I need it too and sometimes I use it for word or browsing the net when I don't want to boot up my main computer with 7 fans in it.
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post #5 of 17
If you have a lot of music movies and pictures...then you want a server. If you have more than 1 computer that you want to share this media to...then you want a server. If you are thinking about using your sig rig as a server...you are on crack lol. Power wise you will kill the hydro bill! Remember...servers don't turn off when you aren't using them.
post #6 of 17
also the point of a server is either to be a number crunching powerhouse for things like game servers or such like or media centre servers which are meant to be high capacity and low power.

It seems that what you have in current hardware is neither. So unless you have the internet connection to support a game server which is doubtful in the UK but US might be different

but yeah what kind of server did you have in mind?

id do it just for the fun of it
    
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post #7 of 17
server dont drain alot of power. buddy hooked his i7 for server, max power was 200. he used the i7 for 24gb ram and has 4 servers on it. good if your doing something with it. he is a tech for phone company's and has trouble shooting software on them so he can remotely fix the problems. For me i was going to . but i got a router with usb hub so i can keep data on that if i can get it to see my drives. poor wd passport wont work
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post #8 of 17
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I can set my cpu clocks/voltage to be very power conservative or for computing power.

I may just do it just for fun to get my feet wet.

The MB and CPU will be primarily used from my sig rig then the rest will be used to build another PC.
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post #9 of 17
NAS.. great solution.
had ours running for the last four years, only switching off for maintenance. mostly used for file storage and streaming.


http://www.qnap.com/Products.asp
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NAS.. great solution.
had ours running for the last four years, only switching off for maintenance. mostly used for file storage and streaming.


http://www.qnap.com/Products.asp
Same, I have a NAS running great for half a year. I use Synology though.
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