Discovered freenas and was wondering if the experts here think this pc I had laying around could be a candidate for a poor mans media server. Must say I know I could buy one, but right now want to play around on the cheap side with what was in basement to see how I like things.
Trying to feed about 4 hdtv's plus kids rooms(3) i guess.Plan to do it thru cat6(will install in a few weeks) and wireless to some locations now if it works.
Will be using xbox and ps3 in kids rooms to get video, and WD media players in other locations,and laptops. God I love WD media players!!!!!!! The router handling the job is a Netgear wndr4500. The pc for the nas server is a AMD athlon xp 1.15 ghz with 256 mb of ram.Has windows xp pro.Has a 10/100 ethernet port. so do you think this could work? Motherboard is a Soyo kt600 dragon in you needed other specs...
I know this is an outdated machine,but since it's sitting here and fired up when I brought it out of basment was hoping it could be a start for cheap to free. Of course will upgrade LATER but for now just was hoping to play around a bit. What do you guys think?
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