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    Hello,
    i need the parts to make a BASIC server pc for my company.
    i have a hd, ram, and dvd drive. i need:
    a mother board, a cpu, a Wifi/wlan pci card(or a ethernet), a windows xp/2000/vista cd-rom. i have up to 20 dollars. the mb needs to be solid state SATA acceptable and INTEL only cpus. i may pay a little more if the price is unbudgeable.
    Please, help. i need this as soon as possible. pm/post if u want.

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    Re: Need server pc parts

    Since it is for your company, they should pay for the parts. Why are they not?
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    Re: Need server pc parts

    Well, Sef, i cannot afford to buy the high end premium parts, and its actually my own business. i created it. i mainly do pc/laptop repairs for cheap. but, on the side me and a co-worker of mine are making a super-pc/ gaming console. i have little to no money to spend on this. thats why i came here. thanks for your concern. if you would like to visit my website, pm me and i can send you the link. ig that im not allowed to post it on here.
    gerrman out

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    Re: Need server pc parts

    A legal Windows CD will cost you more than $20, and that leaves nothing for the hardware. Sorry, you are dreaming if you think you can do this on your budget.

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    Re: Need server pc parts

    Quote Originally Posted by gordintoronto View Post
    A legal Windows CD will cost you more than $20, and that leaves nothing for the hardware. Sorry, you are dreaming if you think you can do this on your budget.
    i meant per part, and i am actually going to just use vista for the time being, which i have. unless i can get ubuntu on a cd, then thats what im going to use. if you can find me a server program, id be delighted, i have gotten my old hp desktop to run, i just need to get an IDE to SATA converter so i can use my larger hdd. i accidentally shorted out the cpu fan, and it over heated and burnt itself out. i have replaced both parts. also, is the heatsync i used on the previous cpu ok to usew on the same version of cpu?

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    Re: Need server pc parts

    I assume you mean you want a file server. Ubuntu functions very nicely as a file server. Download Ubuntu, use Unetbootin for Pendrive Linux (Windows programs) to put it onto a flash drive. The latest Ubuntu is quite marginal on a machine with 512 MB of memory, so if that's what your HP has, look for a different variant, such as Xubuntu 12.04.

    The only IDE to SATA adapter I could find costs $20, and may not deliver the performance you want.

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    Re: Need server pc parts

    can you post a link showing where i could find an adapter? i really need it. my largest hdd that is IDE is only are measly 30 gigs. my SATA is 1TB. i have about 316 megs of ram, hoping to upgrade that soon. is there anything that is lighter than xubuntu?

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    Re: Need server pc parts

    Amazon has adapters, also Newegg. 316 MB of RAM is a weird number -- and not enough for Xubuntu. I don't know about Puppy these days, and there's always DSL or Slitaz.

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    Re: Need server pc parts

    iyeah. im upgrading ASAP. i was able to run ubuntu 12.04 for a whioe. was veryyyyyy slow.

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    Re: Need server pc parts

    Why don't you look for a cheap old Dell P4, Pentium D, Core 2/Duo. I see a lot of those floating around for under $100. We use to refurbish them and sell them for $30-80 on craigslist.

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