iMac Server

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  1. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

    Fonzijr1964

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    OK so because Mac Pros are too expensive and too big to fit in my home theater equipment cabinet and a Mac Mini is too underpowered i was wondering is it possible to use a iMac as a server with the screen sleeping (control+shift+eject)?

    Can i connect it to a wireless base station and use it as whole home media and data server

    (Using OS X sever or OS X basic/standard/u know what i mean)
     
  2. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    Why would a mac mini be too underpowered?

    You don't need to; iMacs have wireless cards, which can do up to Wireless-N, the fastest speed available.

    I guess, but might I recommend a used or refurbished older mac pro?
     
  3. Etherz10 macrumors member

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    i dont see why anyone would buy an iMac for a server, they cost alot and a mac mini would be so much better, increse the RAM and there you go or just buy and old mac pro or imac

    Deff no point to buy brand new one
     
  4. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    i was thinking referb Alu with the 2.8 and a 500GB HD or basically what i have now

    I know they have a airport card but they are not as powerful as the APX
     
  5. Hoopdy macrumors 6502

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    No offense but you don't need a 2.8ghz imac for a home server. Definitely get a mac mini because it's a) not underpowered like you said it is and b) you won't be spending unnecessary money on the screen, etc. that comes along with an imac.

    There's always the option of building a HTPC(home theatre PC) too.
     
  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    wait till the new Mac Minis come out then you probably wont even notice the difference between it and an iMac.
     
  7. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    note how u said "PC

    um no
     
  8. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    ROFL.

    My server is a 1.3ghz athlon box with 512mb RAM. It serves files to anywhere upto 10 users on the network all at once. It handles about 500 emails per day. And hosts 2 different websites (each accumulating about 20-50 visitors per day). It handles FTP transfers when I or other family members are away.

    And its still overkill, a Pentium 2 could do its job.
     
  9. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    than y do they even make servers
     
  10. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    QFT.

    Because those kinds of servers you're thinking about are designed for massive corporations with thousands of users or data center webservers. They need to be beefy to handle the massive amount of concurrent users that are requesting data from them. In terms of home servers, anything that can run an OS will do. Look at the HP MediaSmart server, its powered by a Sempron 1.8GHz - pretty much the crappiest processor they could buy.
     
  11. Hoopdy macrumors 6502

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    It's pretty obvious that the thread starter has no idea what he's talking about when it comes to servers. Why wouldn't you use a HTPC? It's cheaper, more customizable and you only use the OS on it when you first set it up.

    There's no way you need a 2.8ghz imac when you don't seem to know what a server is capable of.
     
  12. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    i know i just dont like that guys respnce
    i know what i am talking about see above

    I guess i should have mentioned i will be using it as my music studio too
     

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