So... I just got ~$2000 worth of server machines from my local community college.

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  1. PattyFatty
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    I got two Dell PowerEdge R620s. No, they're not stolen. Just before anybody asks.
    What should I do with 'em? I am using one for PfSense. Use the other for Plex, maybe?

    oooh specs:
    CPU: 2x Sandy Bridge E5-2620 2.0Ghz
    RAM: 32GBs
    BAY: 8
    HDD: 6.8TBs via RAID
     
  2. nero99

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    Why not try to sell the ones you aren't using? At least you'd have a bit of money from them since you got them free
     
  3. PattyFatty
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    Good idea. I may just do that. It's just, I will probably never have servers like this ever again. :S
     
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    host a My Little Pony fan site.
     
  5. TotalInsanity4

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    Install UnRaid on one so you can do whatever you want, sell the other
     
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    You lucky fuck.
    I need blade servers ;-;
     
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    Install ESXi on at least one.
     
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    Host a private servers for your friends or something.
    I've been doing something like that for my friends for a long time. [My server fried itself sadly, due to power outage :/]
     
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    Emulation machine! AWESOME EMULATION MACHINE. YOU CAN PLAY ALL OF THEM AT THE SAME TIME!
     
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    I'd say: Sell them. You can buy far more useful things with that money.
     
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    That is a very good idea! Thanks. I will probably do this.
     
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    sell them and pay off some debt or invest in a more energy efficient freezer/washing machine/water heater, tv/monitor, insulate your home, make the switch to led light bulbs, possibly if you have the space, get a real deep freezer and stock it up with meat and other food when its cheap.
    sell off the old stuff for even more profit
    you'll have those 2000 bucks back in a few years to reinvest
     
  13. tech3475

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    Do you want something which is on 24x7 or as a second system?

    I have a small HP G1610T Gen 8 which I use as a 24x7 server for files, video encoding, VOIP, VMs, practice AD, etc.

    I would consider looking at ESXi/vsphere if you're just using one for PfSense for now as you may get better use out of the system.

    Also, if you are in education, check out dreamspark (got Server 2016 for free).

    If you plan on selling, check their value as a whole vs their value as parts. Old bussiness stuff doesn't necessarily go for that much.
     
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    except PCSX2 which need a huge amount of IPC which the low clocked sandy will never have unfortunately.

    SOTC will not even boot on that machine.

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    not everybody lives in expensive germany (like me) where the energy prices skyrocket every year again. depending on where he lives he certainly won't care for energy efficiency.
     
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    You lucky fuck.
     
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    Host some game servers. Minecraft, TF2, push it to the limit!
     
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    I say keep them because you never know when you might need a second one