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I've finally managed to hold down a decent job, which is a first since I'm still in school.

I recently took an old computer off of a friend, and turned it into a nice little file and torrent server.

However, it's been breaking alot recently - rebooting for no reason, I've had to wipe the HD and start again a few times, aswell as beeing really inefficient.

So I'm looking at buying a cheap, always-on server. For power efficiency, I was looking at nettop to turn them into a server, when I saw this:

http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?...r_id=0&tid=

IMO I think this is a good price. I know I could probably build one for cheaper, but the only computer I've built have been in much larger cases, and I'm not sure if I have the patience for fiddling about inside a Micro or Mini-ATX case.

The only problem is, I want to transfer the Ralink wireless card in the old computer onto the new one I'll be buying. Problem is, I'm finding it hard searching out a pre-built Atom-equipped computer that has a PCI slot - I can see why, when you're wanting to slim the case down as much as possible, but it's a hassle.

Anyone have any thoughts?

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I've finally managed to hold down a decent job, which is a first since I'm still in school.

I recently took an old computer off of a friend, and turned it into a nice little file and torrent server.

However, it's been breaking alot recently - rebooting for no reason, I've had to wipe the HD and start again a few times, aswell as beeing really inefficient.

So I'm looking at buying a cheap, always-on server. For power efficiency, I was looking at nettop to turn them into a server, when I saw this:

http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?...r_id=0&tid=

IMO I think this is a good price. I know I could probably build one for cheaper, but the only computer I've built have been in much larger cases, and I'm not sure if I have the patience for fiddling about inside a Micro or Mini-ATX case.

The only problem is, I want to transfer the Ralink wireless card in the old computer onto the new one I'll be buying. Problem is, I'm finding it hard searching out a pre-built Atom-equipped computer that has a PCI slot - I can see why, when you're wanting to slim the case down as much as possible, but it's a hassle.

Anyone have any thoughts?

http://mini-itx.com/store/?c=47

Either an atom or via processor will work for what you want.

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