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2-3 PCs unused...What to do with them?

Hey what's up and how's it going everyone? Let me just jump into it! 馃槃聽The thing is I've been buying some pc's and I have a problem I think I am a PC HOARDER if you can call it that way...LOL. So I have the HP i5 2500 with 8gb DDR3 RAM (it can be 16 though) with a gt 220(HP) + integrated graphics. I also own the i5 750 (I just love this processor BTW) with 16GB DDR3 RAM ( I can make it 8 though) with the 560Ti Graphics card (no integrated graphics). AND I also have the i7 4770 inside the Cooler Master S full tower (custom painted) with the 16GB of Kingston HiperX BEAST BUT RUNNING IN SINGLE CHANNEL not in dual..CONFUSING聽(1.65W or V not sure probably Volts)聽 with ZOTAC Special Edition GTX 1070 and a WD Blue 1TB HDD. Motherboard is ASUS Z-97 (THE PROBLEM CHILD). Now the motherboard only B1andA1 (or B2 and A2) slots are running but I don't have any beep codes when I switch to the other ones or try running in dual channel. BTW THIS i7/ASUS motherboard is a whole different issue...(but I would appreciate the help). The main problem is what to do with an extra PC? I am already using one of them to watch movies, YouTube etc... What can I do with the other one? I am a WordPress Web Developer (perfecting myself actually but I know some stuff), Video Editor (Intermediate really but still perfecting myself). I have a wish to be a YouTube content creator and streamer ( I actually already did that but I got burned out and I own a very small channel now but I would like to do it as a hobby). WOW! I wrote a lot of stuff here...LOL! Anyways...I am new here, I've been subscribed to Linus's channel for a while now and I am looking forward to being the part of this community really!

A big thanks to all of you and...

...PEACE PEACE! 馃槃

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I don't have have a problem

*looks at two pc's unused

you can set one up with hard drives as a NAS

another one for a bed side pc (for things you don't want the main machine or just got up and want the urge to do something)

the other one for windows 7 games (if you play older games)

youcould give them to people who need a cumputer

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1 minute ago, sub68 said:

*looks at two pc's unused

Bloody amateurs, always cluttering up the place聽馃お

I just gave away 3 systems, and still have 7 spare ones.

Ok, yeah, maybe I have a problem...

10 minutes ago, Hurla said:

What can I do with the other one?

Hackintosh, *nix box...聽

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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I own 9聽computers.

4 are unused because I don't have the parts or time to get them running, yet.

3 are doing nothing because I don't need their services right now.

2 are running - my MC server and my main tower.

You could turn one into a Minecraft server.

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  1. Emulation Device
  2. Hook it up to your TV (or put it somewhere else in your house) and use it to stream games from your main PC using Steam Link, Parsec, etc.
  3. Run a Minecraft server (or a server for some other game)

I mostly speak from my own past experience from similar problems. My solution may not work for you, but I'll always try my best to help as much as I can.聽If you want me to see your reply, make sure to quote my comment or mention me @WaggishOhio383, and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Well my old rig is a Plex/NAS/Folding@home machine.

4790k

GTX 970

32Gb ram

EVGA 650 G2

Asus Maximus VII Hero

Noctua Nh-D14 all Noctua fans

1 SSD 2HDD

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Forgive me El Guapo. I know that I, Jefe, do not have your superior intellect and education...

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15 minutes ago, NineEyeRon said:

Can we make them fight or something?

You know, that's actually kind of an interesting idea....a virtual boxing match or something.

Trick would be determining the rules...

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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Another vote here for Folding @ Home. For science.

Be sure to QUOTE or TAG me in your reply so I see it!

GAMING RIG -----> i7 4790k - GTX 1080 - MSI Z97 Gaming 5 - Fractal Design Define S - LOTS of Noctua cooling

FOLDING RIG ----> i7 2700K - GTX 1070 - GTX 1660 Ti - ASUS something or another motherboard - Antec 900

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1 hour ago, sub68 said:

I don't have have a problem

*looks at two pc's unused

you can set one up with hard drives as a NAS

another one for a bed side pc (for things you don't want the main machine or just got up and want the urge to do something)

the other one for windows 7 games (if you play older games)

youcould give them to people who need a cumputer

Well, thank you for your reply but...I am not in the position to giveaway stuff right now so I would guess your reply聽is kind of condescending.

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1 minute ago, Hurla said:

I am not in the position to giveaway stuff right now so I would guess your reply聽is kind of condescending.

not everybody is

1 minute ago, Hurla said:

Well, thank you for your reply

no problem

Cameras main canon xti Secondary Panasonic GX85 spare Samsung ST68 and nikion s4000

main HP compaq 8300 prebuilt - Intel i5-3470 - 14GB ram - 500GB HDD - bluray drive

old windows 7 gaming desktop - Intel i5聽2400 - lenovo聽CIH61M V:1.0 - 4GB ram - 1TB HDD - 160GB HDD - MSI GT 710 - dual DVD roms聽

main laptop acer e5 15 - Intel i3 7th gen - 16GB ram - 1TB HDD - dvd drive 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽聽

school laptop lenovo 300e chromebook 2nd gen - Intel celeron - 4GB ram - 32GB SSD聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽

storage server - AMD X2 250 - ASUS m4a785-m - 4GB ram - 500GB HDD - 320GB HDD - 80GB HDD聽 聽 聽 聽 聽聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽

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"There鈥檚 a fine line between perseverance and failure to accept reality'- Tim leatherman

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2 hours ago, sub68 said:

I don't have have a problem

*looks at two pc's unused

you can set one up with hard drives as a NAS

another one for a bed side pc (for things you don't want the main machine or just got up and want the urge to do something)

the other one for windows 7 games (if you play older games)

youcould give them to people who need a cumputer

They are all windows 10 but I could play some games though that's a good idea but I've been looking for something like a server solution or something

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2 hours ago, ragnarok0273 said:

I own 9聽computers.

4 are unused because I don't have the parts or time to get them running, yet.

3 are doing nothing because I don't need their services right now.

2 are running - my MC server and my main tower.

You could turn one into a Minecraft server.

Could I do something with one of those so I run it as a test server for my web apps? Linux Debian for example?

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Can I make "Jarvis" out of these things?

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I should probably mention I don't play games much...mostly CS:GO and Sundered Eldritch Edition so...

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Just now, Radium_Angel said:

You mis-read things entirely.

I was poking fun at Sub68, he's a friend of mine.

My only comment toward you, wass directed with an @ symbol, which was a Hackintosh, or perhaps learn Linux on one of them.

Oh...Sorry about that buddy It's my bad and I apologize! Sorry for all the other things as well... 馃槃 Please forgive me! 馃檪 Sorry again!!!聽 Ummm...I had some experience with Linux DebIan and I could run that as a server but Ubuntu is much simpler. Is Ubuntu good enough? Sorry for the bad things a thousand times again...I am new here and not all forums are friendly but that's no excuse so sorry once again! 馃槃 I said sorry too many times, didn't I? 馃槃

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Just now, Hurla said:

Oh...Sorry about that buddy It's my bad and I apologize! Sorry for all the other things as well... 馃槃 Please forgive me! 馃檪 Sorry again!!!聽 Ummm...I had some experience with Linux DebIan and I could run that as a server but Ubuntu is much simpler. Is Ubuntu good enough? Sorry for the bad things a thousand times again...I am new here and not all forums are friendly but that's no excuse so sorry once again! 馃槃 I said sorry too many times, didn't I? 馃槃

No worries! It's all good, text is a difficult medium to convey humor and stuff. Don't lose sleep over it, we're all a good bunch of folk at this forum.

As to Linux, Ubuntu is the 800 pound gorilla in the *nix world for home users (RedHat for work) and it is very friendly. I run several Ubuntu boxes, one for Machine Learning, where it excels.

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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2 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

No worries! It's all good, text is a difficult medium to convey humor and stuff. Don't lose sleep over it, we're all a good bunch of folk at this forum.

As to Linux, Ubuntu is the 800 pound gorilla in the *nix world for home users (RedHat for work) and it is very friendly. I run several Ubuntu boxes, one for Machine Learning, where it excels.

Thank you so much for your advice I really appreciate it and I will be happy to follow it! So sorry once again for being a dick I don't know what's gotten into me...So sorry again and thanks for your advice! Do you have any advice on my motherboard issues on my i7? it's an asus z97 and I am only running my memory at a single channel now, the other 2 slot's aren't working. I took the whole thing out...and everything...the only thing I didn't try is cleaning it with a contact cleaner spray...

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Just now, Hurla said:

Thank you so much for your advice I really appreciate it and I will be happy to follow it! So sorry once again for being a dick I don't know what's gotten into me...So sorry again and thanks for your advice! Do you have any advice on my motherboard issues on my i7? it's an asus z97 and I am only running my memory at a single channel now, the other 2 slot's aren't working. I took the whole thing out...and everything...the only thing I didn't try is cleaning it with a contact cleaner spray...

You could try reseating the CPU - it might have bad contact.

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1 minute ago, Hurla said:

Thank you so much for your advice I really appreciate it and I will be happy to follow it! So sorry once again for being a dick I don't know what's gotten into me...So sorry again and thanks for your advice! Do you have any advice on my motherboard issues on my i7? it's an asus z97 and I am only running my memory at a single channel now, the other 2 slot's aren't working. I took the whole thing out...and everything...the only thing I didn't try is cleaning it with a contact cleaner spray...

It's all good, no worries, don't lose any sleep over it.聽

As to the RAM issues, have you tried only 1 ram stick at a time? Some systems are only happy with matched RAM in specific slots, so trying one at a time may not work. I'll look at the mobo manual in a bit and see what it has to say...

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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17 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

text is a difficult medium to convey humor and stuff

my English class had a lesson about it today

Cameras main canon xti Secondary Panasonic GX85 spare Samsung ST68 and nikion s4000

main HP compaq 8300 prebuilt - Intel i5-3470 - 14GB ram - 500GB HDD - bluray drive

old windows 7 gaming desktop - Intel i5聽2400 - lenovo聽CIH61M V:1.0 - 4GB ram - 1TB HDD - 160GB HDD - MSI GT 710 - dual DVD roms聽

main laptop acer e5 15 - Intel i3 7th gen - 16GB ram - 1TB HDD - dvd drive 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽聽

school laptop lenovo 300e chromebook 2nd gen - Intel celeron - 4GB ram - 32GB SSD聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽

storage server - AMD X2 250 - ASUS m4a785-m - 4GB ram - 500GB HDD - 320GB HDD - 80GB HDD聽 聽 聽 聽 聽聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽

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1 minute ago, ragnarok0273 said:

You could try reseating the CPU - it might have bad contact.

I will try that and post the results hopefully it will work. I pulled the motherboard outside the PC housing, I have all the non contact rubbers I tried the different ram modules, installed the new UEFI BIOS, bought the brand new Duracell battery...cleared CMOS and all the things but it's still the same. This motherboard should be good enough and if it failed then I should have some error codes....Right? Under the loop...I didn't see any crooked connectors on the ram slots and the funny thing is that 2 paired or impaired ones aren't working...

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1 minute ago, sub68 said:

just had a lesson of that today

my English class has a lesson about it today

Emojis help a bit, sometimes a lot, but it assumes the emojis convey the same meaning across cultures. So yeah, humor in text is very tricky. Sometimes you get marked "funny" in which case your meaning came across.

What did your Instructor have to say in class about text and meaning?

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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7 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

It's all good, no worries, don't lose any sleep over it.聽

As to the RAM issues, have you tried only 1 ram stick at a time? Some systems are only happy with matched RAM in specific slots, so trying one at a time may not work. I'll look at the mobo manual in a bit and see what it has to say...

I did and I tried different ram types (all DDR3 of course) but the main one is HyperX Beast 1.65V by Kingston and the results are the same

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