What do I do with a moderately fast spare computer?
February 20, 2012 1:43 PM Subscribe
Ideas for what to do with a (moderately fast) spare PC in 2012? (Intel C2D 3ghz E8400, 8GB RAM, etc) HTPC comes to mind, but open to more creative suggestions.
posted by petah to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I bought this Dell about 5 years ago and have been updating it here and there ever since. (SSD, 8GB RAM, 3GHZ processor, etc)
I've finally outgrown the case and motherboard, so I decided to build a whole new machine from scratch. (Really wanted to upgrade to a core i7)
That being said, I've now got a moderately fast PC on my hands that I'd feel guilty using only as a file server. I'm considering installing Boxee on it, or perhaps some sort of HTPC operating system and maybe even moving the innards into an HTPC case as well, but I don't know if there are any other fun alternatives/projects. (All of the older related MeFis relate to outdated processors that are only capable of basic tasks, I figured I'd refresh the topic with a C2D machine and plenty of RAM.)