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Old 09-07-2019, 11:54 PM   #1
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So...as the thread states, I'm in need of some advice.

I have a spare computer kicking around my house, and I'm struggling to find a use for it. This is my current computing setup:

1 Gaming Tower.
2 NAS' with media stored on them in RAID 1 and RAID 10 respectively.

The Machine specs are as follows(Won't have much details, it's not on right now):

Dual Xeon E5 CPU's
128GB RAM
Quadro GPU
Tesla GPU
Windows 10 Pro

Someone said to turn it into a Media Server, but because I already have all my media on the NAS' I feel like it would be a waste.

Any thoughts of what I could use this machine for?
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Old 09-08-2019, 12:07 AM   #2
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I don't know your full specs, but are you able to make it into a Hackintosh?

I'm in a similar boat, I've got an old HP XW8600 with 64GB ram, SSD, 1TB data drive, etc, and one of the things I'm considering is that.
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:55 PM   #3
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Donate it.

Probably not the answer you're looking for. I was going to suggest turning it into a Plex server but since you already have all of your media on an NAS, that's not likely to happen.

If you're struggling to find a use for it, donate it to someone or an organization that would likely find it very helpful.
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Old 10-17-2019, 04:49 PM   #4
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So...as the thread states, I'm in need of some advice.

I have a spare computer kicking around my house, and I'm struggling to find a use for it. This is my current computing setup:

1 Gaming Tower.
2 NAS' with media stored on them in RAID 1 and RAID 10 respectively.

The Machine specs are as follows(Won't have much details, it's not on right now):

Dual Xeon E5 CPU's
128GB RAM
Quadro GPU
Tesla GPU
Windows 10 Pro

Someone said to turn it into a Media Server, but because I already have all my media on the NAS' I feel like it would be a waste.

Any thoughts of what I could use this machine for?
Trade it?

Set it up so it's dead easy to deploy, post it in the buy and sell forum and see if anyone is willing to trade you something of value for it.

Ask around to see if any friends could use a NAS/Media server but aren't willing to pony up the fees for a brand new one. Offer to trade it for some stuff of theirs that has more value to you than the computer. If feels less weird than trying to sell it to some stranger and it's less of a waste than collecting dust or donating it.

In the past, I've wiped older computers/laptops and if not cash, I've traded them for things like bottles of alcohol, other computers, electronics, collectibles, games, manual labour etc.
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