I want to do the same thing you did with the video, though I am hoping for a more modern card to put in the PCI-e slots. If you were doing this today, what would you do? I want (2) wide screen monitors.
I also want to put in a 2nd DVD burner and an IDE removable hard drive tray. That would be (3) ide devices, if I am doing the math right. I'd guess that the DVD's are going to work and I'll have to put in a pci ata/133 card to run the hard trive tray... Am I right?
Are the 3 5 1/4 openings capable of actually holding 2 DVD's and the removable tray (same size as a cd rom)
The removable tray would be for temporary IDE drives that I'm tryin to pull data off of. Often these drives are bad and the usb enclosures don't move data fast enough.
For sound, I'd assume my creative extigy usb extrnal would do the trick? It's just sitting in a corner anyway...
Any guidance you might give would be appreciated!
I often wonder why people want to perpetuate the myth that you can't use a server as a workstation. They're basically the same hardware, but servers are often more robust and built to last through years of constant use. The main differences are servers often have redundant hardware such as power supplies.They also usually use error correcting hardware such as memory. The main drawback I've run into is that servers generally come with low end stock processors,memory and video adapters. Once upgraded to high end hardware a server is just as capable of being used as a high end workstation as any PC. Trying to use a PC as a server can often be problematic, if the server is to be used for high loads, but for a home server a desktop computer is fine for use as a server.
USING A SERVER AS A HIGH END WORKSTATION IS PERFECTLY FINE AND ESSENTIALLY THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE...