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Old 07-18-2012, 07:58 PM
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A Random Question.


Hi Guys,

Please dont laugh, because i have only ever used a webserver, as a server, in a datacenter...

my question is,

i have an actual 1u server, lying around not doing anything, with quite good specs.
im also in need of a desktop pc, as mine has almost had it...

so here is my question, as you would already have guessed by now.

if i wanted to, could i hook the server up to my monitor as you would a desktop, and install a desktop operating system on it, windows or linux, and use the server the same way i would a desktop??

it was just a question, i just thought i would ask before i tried anything? would it work the same as it would if i used a proper pc?

is there any pro's or con's to doing this?

my guess would be this would work fine, but i though i had better check before i attempt anything. if not its just going to get stripped down for parts.

Thanks in advance.



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Old 07-18-2012, 08:00 PM
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It should work, but 1u servers are LOUD. I can't imagine having to sit next to one all day in a home environment.

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Old 07-18-2012, 08:03 PM
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No reason why it wouldn't work, though you don't say if it has any expansion capability so it might not be able to support sound (no need for sound on a server)

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Old 07-18-2012, 08:04 PM
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It would make a good table to put your sandwich on too.

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Old 07-18-2012, 08:14 PM
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It should work, but 1u servers are LOUD. I can't imagine having to sit next to one all day in a home environment.
I turned the fan speed to energy saving, and even that would do my head in all day!!

EDIT: the sound didnt even occur to me... im glad i checked, that was something i didnt even think about.

im glad i checked now!

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Old 07-19-2012, 11:59 PM
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Yeah, servers are noisy little things. Built with the intentions that it will sit on a rack in a DC where it can be loud as it wants. However, if the server has good specs to make as a desktop then I dont see why not. Just load up your OS of choice..

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