components to build a small web server

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there're many stories out there that one can turn his/her old PC to a web server and this idea is nice.

however, i don't really have an old machine now, and wanna purchase some cheap components to build a small little web server. perhaps i'll get a monitor separately :) what sort of basic components to get? do i need a graphics card? hmm....and what kind of barebone to get?

i'd like to hear your advice :) thanks a lot.....
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You don't need a graphics card if the mother board has an on board chip. If you just want a machine for a local web server, then most anything will do. If you actually want to host a web site on line, then bare bones might not be good enough.

I would call tigerdirect or new egg and ask about a bundled kit that fits your price range.
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If all your planning on doing is running a local web server then almost anything will do. I recently built a small server for local needs, more than just a web server however. It cost me around $390 but I could of easily brought it to down to around $240 or less. The main thing you will be paying for will be reliability, which is one of the reasons I spent so much on my box. I wanted to makes sure things weren't going to die on me and I wanted it to be quiet.

* Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz Socket AM2 + ARCTIC COOLING CPU cooler
* Motherboard: ABIT AN-M2 nView AM2 NVIDIA Geforce 7025/NF630a
* Ram: 2xWINTEC AMPX 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
* PSU: SILVERSTONE ST400 ATX 12V 2.2 400W
* HDD: SAMSUNG SpinPoint 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

I also bout a small case to go with that and a CD/DVD drive. I got the 2 gigs because later I might be running some projects off of the box that might take up quite a bit of ram, 512mb can easily sustain a web server for local purposes.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

local web server?

hmm.....well, i want my website (hosted in this box) to be accessible anywhere.

just doing it for fun, so need not to be too pro.
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I keep my eye on pricewatch for systems with no OS, or refurbished systems.
http://www.pricewatch.com/computer_systems_no_os/

For instance, at the time of this postig there's a place with old compaq PIII systems for sale without OS for $25.
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Thankies dear friends. I just want a tiny machine, a mac mini alternative, coz I wanna DIY

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