What benefits would I see if I upgraded my server hardware? I took an old windows pc out of the office's recycle bin. The hardware was OLD! Dell Optix GX 260 Intel® Pentium® 4 Level 1 (L1) cache 8 KB 512 MB RAM ~100 GB PSATA HDD I installed Ubuntu Server 12.x (32bit) It's been workin great for 1 year+ I host a corporate wiki on it, a CRM software. I am adding a ticketing program. It runs so great, I don't mess with it too much. Does this old hardware that idles mostly 24/7 consume lots of power? Would switching to 64-bit hardware make more software available? The $600 server is a nice price. But I could spend that on desktop hardware upgrades. New SSD. Videocard. etc. Hak5 keep inspiring. The linux server build was one the biggest eye-openers I've ever had. The possibilities are endless.