Looking for a new tiny PC to use as a home server.

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  1. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I've set up a couple of people (inlucind myself) with refurbed headless HP e-Vectra's running WS2003 to use as print and file servers, and they work great for that purpose, but the tech is pretty old at this point. What's out there that fills the same niche nowadays? See pic below for reference.

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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Still rockin' the AMD K2 :coold:
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Oh my god, seriously? :eek3:
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Lol - yup. Actually I think it's a Duron, but yeah it's 10 years old now. I was going to upgrade to W2K8 but it's not 64 bit :rofl:

    It runs TVersity and Exchange. It's only real problem is when I back up over it's USB 1.0 ports - it basically seizes up the CPU for 10 hours
     
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    retorq What up bitch??

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    Is that a purple candle you've got there??
     
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    Not my pic. Mine is headless, sitting next to a printer/scanner and a bunch of books.
     
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    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    Probably you want something like an Asus EeeBox; not sure if the Atom processor would do what you want but I'm betting it would for a rudimentary home server environment.
     
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    Hate Crime Don't Hate OT Supporter

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    It really only cost me about $400, but thats one of those things I don't reveal how. :o Works great though.

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    Dell Zino HD or Dell Optiplex USFF.
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I think HP makes a tiny Windows Home Server machine for like $500
     
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    Hmm...
     
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    CrazyInteg Honda-Acura.net OG

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    This is what I did. Works fine for a low usage linux server. CPU never gets very high. However I'm the only user and the entire database is like 300kb tar'd up. I bought the B202, and got it cheap due to the seller mis-spelling the item on Ebay.
     

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