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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by pisco, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. pisco

    pisco Regular Member

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    Hi, i really don't know the scenario on most users here, but i find myself doing my daily tasks in several computers:

    - my home desktop
    - my mothers laptop
    - my sisters laptop
    - my own laptop (borrowed it to my gf, so its in another house)
    - my work desktop (at work, sadly don't make a living on this yet)

    At the moment i got all programs installed and registered in my home desktop (SB, AMR, TBS ...), but the thing is, more people use this computer for a number of things, and despite me stating that it should never be restarted or shutdown, sometimes it happens and that poses problems, as i am never 100% sure all my submissions get done, nor can i ever drip feed tasks.

    So i have been thinking of setting up a server of some sort, without screen or any other peripheral devices, just connected to the web, so i can access it via remote desktop if i am at home, or logmein if i am anywhere else.

    So now my issue is really, what computer do i need to get for this task, my home desktop seems to strugle at times with AMR and Scrapebox, if i push it too much, it's a relatively old system maybe 5 years (only 1g ram, single core cpu 1,8ghz). I've been looking at second hand corporate servers, think cpu and ram are king here (no need for a good graph), but have no real reference, will an older generation dual core be up for it? Do i need more than 2g ram? Do i need a high speed disk of some sort, or a regular low capacity will do?

    Does anyone use this kind of setup, a computer just dedicated to manage our tools and stuff related, if so what setup do you have or think is more suitable.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Portron

    Portron Registered Member

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    For less then $500 you can buy a computer with a quad core processor, 4gb+ of ram, with plenty of HD space. If you build it, less then $350-400.

    Don't waste your time with anything older, you'll thank yourself for the time saved.