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 Post subject: Windows Server 2011
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:25 am 
Klamath
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Hey! I am building a cheap spare PC with a Intel Core 2 Duo E6750, 4GB DDR3 and a Nvidia GT 440. It's all parts I managed to snag for really cheap. I saw newegg has Windows Home Server 2011 on sale for $34.99 and I was curious is Windows Home Server 2011 a add on to Windows 7 or is it stand alone where I could get WHS 2011 and run STEAM off of it and use it as an extra gaming PC? Basically could I use WHS 2011 as my main OS on a PC? Without needing another version of Windows already installed. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Server 2011
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:46 am 
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You betcha! WHS is one of their best kept but dying secrets. Hells bells, who-o-why did they pull Drive Extender out? Idiots.

Even so, their is an entire WHS subculture of support and hacks out there that really makes it a powerful platform. Kinda like a Linux distro. But why not just go Win8 for $40.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Server 2011
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:05 pm 
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So I can use it as my main OS? I want it so that I can just do the basics. STEAM, UDK, 3DS Max, Audiocity, etc. Yeah or windows 7 or 8 or $100. Yeah I could but this is really small budget I am working with to keep the cost extremely low. I am using it mainly for when friends come to my house so we can do multi on PC. And no my friends don't have nice computers both support DirectX 8.1 and both have a single core 2GHZ Intel. One of them sounds interested in trying UDK (or better known as Unreal Engine 3) and I wanted to be able to work with them on two PC's. And if they hate it then well... My brother might be interested when he is older. So long story short is that I am making a PC for under $100 and that is the cost of windows 7 alone. And you said hacks. Do I need to mod the OS??


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Server 2011
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:15 pm 
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Didn't quiet understand your answer. Can I buy the OS, Install it on my HDD and then install STEAM and start gaming immediately? No Mods or Hacks? Also does it support DX11? Would apprciate a answer soon before the sale ends.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Server 2011
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:01 pm 
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Yes, it works fine. Everything exactly the same as on Windows 7.

And please do share all your build specs for your <$100 rig. That's mighty impressive!


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Server 2011
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:24 pm 
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Alright! Buying it now then! Heh heh! Yep less than $100! So far almost all the parts are off of Ebay auctions that I won really cheap! So going to newegg and buying the same parts would probably cost more but the specs are.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.667GHZ

4GB crucial DDR3 1600

Nvidia Galaxy GT 440 2048MB DDR3

BioStar G41D3C 775

Rosewill Challenger U3 Mid Tower

Lite-ON DVD RW

then of course Windows Home Server 2011 64 Bit

320GB Western Digital 5400RPM

And the power supply... I don't have yet... :( Looking for about 400W -500W

but all that cost me about $70!!!!!!!!! :D

Watch auctions and you can win some really nice stuff cheap!

Thanks again for the help!! :D


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