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  Reply # 483941 21-Jun-2011 20:44
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For various reasons I have to run MS Server on VMWare, so this would be sweeeeeeeeeet!

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  Reply # 483943 21-Jun-2011 20:47
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i have nothing atm :( would like something to begin with :)

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  Reply # 483944 21-Jun-2011 20:50
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This would come and handy.  I currently have an atom based server which is underpowered for serving up media, hosting websites, and email servers.

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  Reply # 483945 21-Jun-2011 20:50
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current setup is just a busted drobo connected to my mac mini htpc. been looking at a dedicated server for a while, just havent had the funds for one. so this would be really handy.

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  Reply # 483946 21-Jun-2011 20:50
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I just have a desktop and it's on it's last legs. I've made it survive for almost 6 years and I need something new!

Why do I need to win this though?

Cause I haven't had a chance to sharpen my hardware skills in years and I need a project. I want to set up a media server as my project, and this could do the trick.

Right off to twitter this comp as well.

Thanks for offering this guys!

Zeb A.
Twitter: @asgard

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  Reply # 483948 21-Jun-2011 20:51
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What I have now is an aging HP Compaq CMT 530 that has to run everything.
With the HP Microserver I could reorganize my setup, trade in the 530 on a laptop and jump into the present. !!!!!

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  Reply # 483950 21-Jun-2011 20:56
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I've been thinking about upgrading my home server for a while. At the moment I use an old homebuilt PC running Ubuntu. I've taught myself enough Linux to be dangerous and have got Samba etc. running on it. It would be good to have something modern and expandable to cope with our ever-increasing amounts of digital media.

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  Reply # 483951 21-Jun-2011 20:56
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I'm currently running my desktop PC 24/7 as a make-shift server.. not very ideal as it's in my room and sounds like a jetplane when under mild load.  I also hang a tshirt over it so the blue LED doesn't keep me up all night!

If I got a home server I could tuck it away in a cupboard somewhere and use it to run a home domain, stream media, store backups and so on!   

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  Reply # 483952 21-Jun-2011 20:58
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The only 'server we have is a laptop on a lazy susan, slow to use, but sure is sociable

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  Reply # 483953 21-Jun-2011 20:59
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Currently using my desktop rig (in a trusty 8 year old case) as a file server for 2 HTPC's and a few laptops, would be nice to have a dedicated server to handle this!  got duct tape over the annoying blue LED and put up with the noise of numerous rattling fans in need of replacement

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  Reply # 483956 21-Jun-2011 21:03
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This server would be awesome to use to back up my files and host a TeamSpeak 3 server!

Current Setup:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition @ 3.3GHz
Memory: 2X CORSAIR VS2GB1333D3 2GB DDR3-1333 CL9
Motherboard: ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3
Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6970 2GB
Hard Disk Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 Advanced
PSU: Corsair HX-850 ATX 850W 140mm Modular


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  Reply # 483958 21-Jun-2011 21:05
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OK, I do have a couple of servers and 3 NAS drives (off site back ups)... but the servers are 8 and 6 years old so an upgrade for old one would be most timely!

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  Reply # 483959 21-Jun-2011 21:07
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I recently bought second hand parts so I could build a server to run a few VMs to assist with my CCNA studying.  Unfortunately the power-supply died, so I bought a new one, now the motherboard appears to be stuffed.

Just recently my desktop/primary machine (which has served me well for 3 years) is crashing at random (Again, looks like a motherboard issue)  and now I'm concentrating on getting out of debt I won't borrow money to buy a new one, and I have no cash.

So I'm screwed.

That's why I need this server. To further my carear.

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Reply # 483960 21-Jun-2011 21:09
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Dont have a server currently, but would LOVE one of these, currently have 2 pc's in the house and transfer files by flash drive...sooooooo yeah......... this would be awesome :)

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  Reply # 483961 21-Jun-2011 21:12
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yes please!

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