Wanted: Desktop computer cheap

rlb

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#1
Looking for something cheap (<$100) for security camera recording duties. LMK what you have, something missing a hard drive would be great because I'm going to stick a new one in it anyway.
 

JimN

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#2
CPU/RAM requirements? I probably have something that'll work that you can have for free.
 

rlb

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#3
CPU/RAM requirements? I probably have something that'll work that you can have for free.
486 or slower only.

Whatever I can get for now, really. It'll be recording 2 ip cameras for the time being, so it doesn't need to have dual exhaust.
 

JimN

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#4
I have a small form factor desktop with a sticker that claims it's a Celeron 2.8 with 512 megs of RAM. I have a few others in the same style without stickers but they are probably similarly spec'd, maybe one is a P4 instead of a Celeron with a bit more memory. I also have some 2U servers that are probably Xeon/dual Xeon with 4-8 gigs of RAM and sound like an airplane taking off when you turn it on.
 

moose35

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#5
I have an NVR if you want for $125
Its brand new and has a 4tb purple Seagate hard drive installed.
It's an 8 channel unit with a p.o e. switch built in.
I may even have a couple of new IP cameras floating around
 

BPaze

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I have a small form factor desktop with a sticker that claims it's a Celeron 2.8 with 512 megs of RAM. I have a few others in the same style without stickers but they are probably similarly spec'd, maybe one is a P4 instead of a Celeron with a bit more memory. I also have some 2U servers that are probably Xeon/dual Xeon with 4-8 gigs of RAM and sound like an airplane taking off when you turn it on.
Wow your collection sounds a lot like mine. @rlb I also have a fairly new HPE server that was damaged in a pipe break, if you want to play with it to get it running its free. Not sure how bad the damage is whether everything is about or just power supply or system board
 

rlb

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#7
I have a small form factor desktop with a sticker that claims it's a Celeron 2.8 with 512 megs of RAM. I have a few others in the same style without stickers but they are probably similarly spec'd, maybe one is a P4 instead of a Celeron with a bit more memory. I also have some 2U servers that are probably Xeon/dual Xeon with 4-8 gigs of RAM and sound like an airplane taking off when you turn it on.
Thinking I'll probably need more than a Celeron to handle the video, let me see. Server would be cool but I don't have the space for it.
 

rlb

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#8
I have an NVR if you want for $125
Its brand new and has a 4tb purple Seagate hard drive installed.
It's an 8 channel unit with a p.o e. switch built in.
I may even have a couple of new IP cameras floating around
Do you have a link on the NVR? If it has web server capabilities I may go this route.
 

rlb

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#9
Wow your collection sounds a lot like mine. @rlb I also have a fairly new HPE server that was damaged in a pipe break, if you want to play with it to get it running its free. Not sure how bad the damage is whether everything is about or just power supply or system board
Think I'll have to pass...getting this shit set up is more project than I have the time for, but thanks!
 

qclabrat

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#10
I have an NVR if you want for $125
Its brand new and has a 4tb purple Seagate hard drive installed.
It's an 8 channel unit with a p.o e. switch built in.
I may even have a couple of new IP cameras floating around
If you mean like a lorex, I maybe interested if Rob passes. Let me know how many cams you have and what is missing that I'll need to get it running
 

JimN

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#11
Wow your collection sounds a lot like mine.
Yeah, I worked for an ISP/colo provider for ten years. We had a pretty successful dedicated server business, and every few years they would get rid of the old machines and we would divvy them up and take them home. I also took home customer gear a few times when they would tell us to just get rid of it. I gave a lot of it away over the years, but I still have plenty of junk lying around.
 

M3Tim

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@JimN, @BPaze , If you still have the servers with the Xeons my son is interested in playing around with them. Let me know what you have and how much you want. Thanks!
 

JimN

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#16
Let me know what you have and how much you want.
I have three 2U servers that are either single or dual Xeon, with probably 8 gigs of RAM or so. I can take a look tomorrow. I also have some other assorted stuff but I'm not sure what. The price is that you have to come to my house in Parsippany to get them. Or meet me at Wildcat or the Gravity Vault in Chatham depending on what night of the week it is.
 

M3Tim

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#18
I have three 2U servers that are either single or dual Xeon, with probably 8 gigs of RAM or so. I can take a look tomorrow. I also have some other assorted stuff but I'm not sure what. The price is that you have to come to my house in Parsippany to get them. Or meet me at Wildcat or the Gravity Vault in Chatham depending on what night of the week it is.
Thanks, he is pretty much in pure geek mode. Wants to try building things up for cheap. I work in Florham Park so I'll PM you.
 

BPaze

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@JimN, @BPaze , If you still have the servers with the Xeons my son is interested in playing around with them. Let me know what you have and how much you want. Thanks!
I have an office in Fairfield full of various stuff set up an appointment and come by to take a look all is free.
 

fidodie

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I have three 2U servers that are either single or dual Xeon, with probably 8 gigs of RAM or so. I can take a look tomorrow. I also have some other assorted stuff but I'm not sure what. The price is that you have to come to my house in Parsippany to get them. Or meet me at Wildcat or the Gravity Vault in Chatham depending on what night of the week it is.
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