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Old 01-25-2010, 10:27 AM   #1
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What does a bittorrent box do?
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:30 AM   #2
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What does a bittorrent box do?
Its a computer whose task is to upload/seed and downloads torrents I reckon.
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Do you mean a dedicated computer used as a Bittorent server?
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I assume that goes back to this thread. http://computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=94371

But it's just a dedicated system to download/upload torrents so you don't have to use your main system.
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are they worth having?
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Only you can answer that question I'm afraid! To some people that use bittorrent constantly 24/7, yes - to others (such as me) they'd be next to useless.
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well do you torrent alot of things?
if so then yes keeps alot of space of my main computer
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:19 PM   #8
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I am actually about to invest in one since I torrent daily.
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I am actually about to invest in one since I torrent daily.
they dont need anything powerful i got intel dual core with 3gb ram 1 tb hardrive and a 4850 cost me about 400 got all used parts
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LMAO, You put a 4850 in a torrentbox...?

I have a VPS that I use as a torrentbox.
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yah it was 40 bucks on cragslist so i figured why not and got it i can watch blue ray movies even better now lol have a cheap foxconn motherboard so it wont run blu ray movies pretty good
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"investing" in a torrentbox is insane, it's not a HTPC, it's just a POS computer that frees up bandwidth for other things you do online...

you could literally go to a craigslist, a thrift store or the Goodwill, get a really old computer for $25-$50 and use it as a torrentbox, a friend of mine had an old Pentium 3 system that a friend gave him that he used as one, you don't even need that big of a hdd (40-80GB) because once you're done with a download you can transfer the files from it to your HTPC or main rig, imo "investing" in one kinda defeats the purpose unless you are making it a dual torrentbox/HTPC...

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I am going to get a cheap computer and put old parts into it and what not and spend like $100 so I don't use so much internet and space on my main computer.
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I am going to get a cheap computer and put old parts into it and what not and spend like $100 so I don't use so much internet and space on my main computer.
great idea make sure you get tons of harddrives can never have enought space lol
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Ya im going to throw in a 1TB, get a computer from my friends dad. It's a nice comp and I have an extra optical drive, hard drive, ram, and other parts. I can spend a little money to replace anything if needed and I have a keyboard mouse and screen for it, so this won't be too expensive for how much I torrent.
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