Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-12-2006, 10:57 AM   #1
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 14
Default Uses for an extra PC....

I just recently aquired an extra dell pc from a friend who bought a new one when they got hit with spyware, their mistake = my benefit, I cleaned it up and was wondering what i should do with it? It is a dell dimmension 8250, P4 3Gigs and 256 MBs of Ram. What should I do with this gift...possib;y an exchange server, or a web server, I have 2 websites, but are currently being hosted by doteasy.com. I am unfamiliar with windows server 2003, and with hosting things in general. Anyone got any suggestions or direction to go with this?
__________________

Godfather950 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2006, 10:59 AM   #2
In Runtime
 
AMD RULES's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 258
Default Re: Uses for an extra PC....

you could host your websites from it or use it as a server for your home to store photos and apps for everyone to use and see.
__________________

AMD RULES is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2006, 11:19 AM   #3
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 14
Default Re: Uses for an extra PC....

any good website or book to learn how to turn it into a webhosting box
Godfather950 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2006, 11:21 AM   #4
Golden Master
 
mammikoura's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 7,459
Send a message via MSN to mammikoura
Default Re: Uses for an extra PC....

I'd just make a server, no idea what I'd host but still
And I'd install linux on it.
mammikoura is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2006, 11:30 AM   #5
In Runtime
 
AMD RULES's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 258
Default Re: Uses for an extra PC....

i have a second pc i use as a file server on my homenetwork
AMD RULES is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2006, 12:28 PM   #6
Fully Optimized
 
Nik00117's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 4,025
Send a message via AIM to Nik00117 Send a message via MSN to Nik00117 Send a message via Yahoo to Nik00117
Default Re: Uses for an extra PC....

I'd use it as a torrent machine. Tell your friends if they have any more "broken" pcs because of spyware i'll be more then glad to take it free of charge.
__________________
Main Rig: I7 920 CPU, 6 Gigs ram 5870 GPU
M17X Laptop 2.8 Ghz Dual Core, 4870 Radeon
Nik00117 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2006, 12:38 PM   #7
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 14
Default Re: Uses for an extra PC....

what do you mean torrent machine?
Godfather950 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2006, 01:57 PM   #8
Fully Optimized
 
gaming_freak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,158
Default Re: Uses for an extra PC....

wow way to take a pc from a friend that u know can easily be fixed lol, a torrent machine = a machine u download torrents on...
__________________
ASUS P6X58D premium | i7 920 D0 @ 4.2GHz | Corsair XMS3 6GB | MSI GTX460 HAWK | OCZ vertex 2 SSD | Coolermaster HAF X case
gaming_freak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2006, 02:00 PM   #9
Fully Optimized
 
The Amish Kid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,034
Send a message via AIM to The Amish Kid
Default Re: Uses for an extra PC....

I would just use it as a dedicated folding computer. If you dont know what folding is
http://folding.stanford.edu/
__________________
The Amish computer:
AMD Opteron 165 CCBWE 0551@ 2.25ghz(250 x 9) 1.45v cooled w/ Thermaltake Big Typhoon | DFI LP Ultra D | eVGA 7800GT@ 465/1110 | Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic | 2GB G. Skill DDR 500 @ 250mhz 3-4-4-8 | 80 GB SATA + 40GB SATA + 200GB IDE| 480w Thermaltake Silent purepower | Thermaltake Tsunami Dream case (Black) | Windows XP Pro |
The Amish Kid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2006, 02:27 PM   #10
Fully Optimized
 
Nik00117's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 4,025
Send a message via AIM to Nik00117 Send a message via MSN to Nik00117 Send a message via Yahoo to Nik00117
Default Re: Uses for an extra PC....

Yea, a normal torrent machine invovles

Low end CPU Somthing below 150 bucks
Low end GPU Lower then 50
DVD burner
mobo
BIG HD

Also a fairly good PSU since it ruuns 24/7. And basically you jsut run that 24/7 and its only job it download and upload torrents.
__________________

__________________
Main Rig: I7 920 CPU, 6 Gigs ram 5870 GPU
M17X Laptop 2.8 Ghz Dual Core, 4870 Radeon
Nik00117 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0