repurposing server

Discussion in 'Computer Networking and Servers' started by travisg96, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. travisg96

    travisg96 New Member

    I can buy a used Dell power edge rack mount server from a local computer reuse store. it has a 2.6 gh Xeon processor and 4 gb of ram cant remember the hard drive size but that is not really a problem. the question is could this be re-purposed for home use, gaming, general internet/word processing, firewall, cloud(not all these things together just thoughts as to separate things I might want to use it for.
  2. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

    Home what?

    Unless you're planning on running something like a Minecraft server or another gaming server that does not require a GPU, then no.

    You could....but I don't see why you would want to.

    You could run Pfsense on it if you want to play around with a software firewall.

    Depends on what you're talking about. You could install some NAS software on it and run it as a NAS.
  3. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

    You wouldn't really want to.

    What specific model is it? Some of the older Xeons suck a lot of power.

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