Question about home sever hardware
I am wanting to create a home server so my computer and my wife's has a centrally location for music and pictures plus backup.
I am trying to decide if I should just buy a used 5 year old PC or buy newer parts? Someone has a 5 year old dell they will sell me for $50. I am afraid I would need to upgrade the case for more drive bays.
Thing is I already have an unused CPU and would need to buy case, motherboard, ram and power supply and could get all for about $100. Nothing fancy but just enough to get the jib done.
So buy the old PC or new?
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