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    Plans for old rig

    I've got an old rig with an AMD 64 3000+ (939) anda 7600GT IIRC.
    Just wondering what the best thing to do with it is, I was thinking of using it as a media server, or a torrent box but really I'm not sure how to go about doing this. I've got a 360 which I'm planning on using as a media extender for my living room too.

    Any suggestions ?
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    Re: Plans for old rig

    i think you got it right with the media centre/torrent box. With a 360 as a media centre i think your onto a winner

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    Using it as a seedbox is pretty much destroying the whole aspect of a seedbox. It may be to free up HDD space, but it'll still be using up your own connection, which is the main reason people use them...

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    Re: Plans for old rig

    Quote Originally Posted by S1R View Post
    Using it as a seedbox is pretty much destroying the whole aspect of a seedbox. It may be to free up HDD space, but it'll still be using up your own connection, which is the main reason people use them...
    Lower power consumption, meaning I could turn my main rig off and still seed.

    Anyway, I think it'll be media thingummy, I just need to get maybe a 640 or TB drive in to it.

    Then's the tricky part- I'll probably just run a cat5e cable in to it ( I'm planning on keeping it in the cupboard), but what software is best?

    also, what OS?
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    Re: Plans for old rig

    Im not sure how easy it is to use your XB360 with other os' apart from windows tbh. I would use home basic and strip it down.

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