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I have a Pentium 4 and a circa 2002 Celeron that I have no idea what to do with.

I've considered building cheap PC's to use as home servers but wanted to see if there is anything better they could be used for. And I'd feel bad just tossing them.

Does /g/ have any good ideas?
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P4 a shit.
Buy an old core 2 duo and make a cheap C2D build.
Those fuckers will last forever.
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Home theater, eco build for the poor
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They aren't worth the electricity they use
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how bout you stop hoarding shit and throw those radiators away
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>>51500871
This is so true i have one in my pc and it does everything i want just fine
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>>51500842
Give them to Good Will.
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>>51500879
>eco build for the poor
Not a bad idea, how/where do I do that?
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>>51500879
>eco build
do you realize how hot these chips run?
how much power they waste?

i doubt they'd ever be able to play 1080p @30fps tbqh senpai.
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>>51500842
Dedicated MOC jukebox, SDR machine, FTP server, etc. Go nuts, just don't throw more than $50 into a build since the shit is old as fuck. Throw whatever processor toi don't use away or make a keychain.
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>>51500842
Not sure of onboard graphics performance for an HTPC but you could always throw a cheap/old GPU in there. Assuming you don't have a smart TV/chromecast or whatever.
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>>51500842
Sell em on ebay
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I have a old amd phenom and the motherboard cost more than what I pay for the chip. It's not worth reusing it
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Comb your hair
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>>51500842
Overclock till they burn
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>>51500842
Pentium 4 keychain, literally the HOTTEST decoration for your car keys :^)
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>>51501102
If you throw in any dGPU made in the last 7 years they can
If it's a Northwood it should be able to do 720p30 perfectly fine
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>>51501655
This some idiots will overpay for shitty P4 builds.
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>>51500842
http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Plate/
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>>51500842
It would cost less in electricity to buy a new mini PC than use one of those old CPUs as a server
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>>51501102
>how much power they waste?
Its still less than AMD's current offerings.
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>>51503075
Was gonna post this. I've read people claiming they could boil water with four p4's.
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There's no point in slapping together an old computer. You can get comparable performance out of a Raspberry Pi and use a fraction of the electricity consumption.
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>>51503016
I've seen this shit
>look at "gaymen computer" on ebay
>It has a "Dual core processor"
>It was a Pentium D
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>>51505643
Except you can't run x86 software on it.
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>>51505643
except you literally cannot
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>>51507920
This so much, or like a craigslist ad for a gaymur pc I saw this week, a shitty Dell sff with a Celeron E, 2gb ram and a fucking HD 5450.

Apparently it's somehow worth 200 dollarydoos.

>ffs
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>>51505643
What shithole do you live in that you actually fear for your electricity bill?
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