Cheap Hardware for Home Network
racerx at makeworld.com
Sun Oct 9 06:05:26 PDT 2005
> On Sunday 09 October 2005 10:18, Live-Wire wrote:
>>I'm building a new box specifically do take care of a lot of things on
>>my home network; dns, qmail,
>>apache, sftp, printer server, a fileserver, etc. Some of the services,
>>like apache, will also be exposed to
>>the internet, but only for the use of friends and family. And most
>>important, I'm doing this all on the cheap -
>>I'm hellbent on AMD, and the Sempron 3100+ (754) is looking pretty
>>sharp. I have a GeForce4 Ti 4600 lying
>>So again, this is a nice opportunity to buy hardware specifically
>>tailored for what I am using it for - I have zero
>>concern for expandability. What is the best fit?
> The system you mention seems to be completly out of step with what you want
> from it.
> If you want a server that's on most or all of the day and runs such an
> undemanding load, you would be better off checking out some cheap, slow ,
> low-power machines. With a desktop machine such as you specify, the electrity
> may well be a major part of the total cost over several years. Low power cpus
> also run much quieter, with little or no fan noise.
> I don't see why you need graphics at all.
Correct - for a very long time, I used a Compaq Small Form Factor (450
Mhz w/256 RAM and 10 gig drive and a 4 meg video) to do just about what
the op is asking for.
Now adays, he could find nearly the same hardware in a complete box for
in the 50 - 100 dollar range.
I agree - what he has now is overkill for what he wants to do. What he
has now would make a nice workstation tho.
When you do not know what you are going, do it neatly.
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