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Should I get a home server

Hi should I get a home server......

 

idk why but I might like it

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Well you would need a usage for it

 

 

Game server (I.e minecraft, terraria, (or if you’re a game dev you can make a game) 

website server

 

etc

 

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1 minute ago, Hypoxz said:

Hi should I get a home server......

 

idk why but I might like it

Depends. Most people run plex (or just home media in general) off of home servers, other than that, I don't see a need for a typical end user :P @Hypoxz

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Just now, iLostMyXbox21 said:

Well you would need a usage for it

 

 

Game server (I.e minecraft, terraria, (or if you’re a game dev you can make a game) 

website server

 

etc

 

No I mean like storage server

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Just now, Hypoxz said:

No I mean like storage server

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2 minutes ago, Hypoxz said:

No I mean like storage server

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For some reason, that question reminded me of this:

 

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I mean.... cloud storage excists

 

if you have higher needs (like me) you can build one. it's not that expensive to do

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"It depends."

 

I have a home server because:

-NAS

-VM host

-long running "stuff" can run on it (home engineering stuff)

-etc

 

Many people don't need the above.  You can also do "server" "stuff" on Ryzen chips (that ECC support).  A lot of actual server hardward isn't cheap and isn't needed most of the time.  In fact, I have some old westmere hardware that I'm hopefully replacing with a Ryzen 3 (or what ever they're calling it) when it's released (I'm cautious of the core count per memory channel ratio though).  The main thing that's annoying is going to be fitting all those PCIE cards on a Ryzen system.  Sadly I don't think I can justify a TR system at this point.

 

Another thing to keep in mind is that older server hardware can eat up a good bit of POWER.  So sometimes buying newer but lower power (in both senses) hardware can better.  Especially because most people don't need dual 100+W CPUs for a NAS etc.

 

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