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Windows 7: Old Desktop: Repurpose For New Use (Server, HTPC, etc) ?

21 Jul 2012   #1

windows vista
Old Desktop: Repurpose For New Use (Server, HTPC, etc) ?

Hey Guys,

Interesting question for those in this forum, I have an old desktop that I built that was recently replaced. For the past few months it has just been sitting around not getting much use since I got a newer machine. So my question, what should I do with it? =)

I've thought possibly home theater PC (HTPC), a server, or even something like FreeNAS:
FreeNAS 8 | Storage For Open Source

Anyway, just wanted to throw the question out there and see what other ideas people had! =)



My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)

How good can it handle HD videos?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jul 2012   #3

windows vista

Fairly well, I have the following video card:
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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