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What kind of desktop would you buy or processor?

sjmmajor
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I have been using a PC for a server and I am going to purchase another one but with a little more power.  It will be used as a server running server 2003 software.  It house access databases on a shared drive and runs a VB6 app to gather information and store in the shared database.  I have not purchased a actual server due to the costs for what you get and the fact that this PC is not going to be utilized as a true server.  No Active Directory or the likes.

I was wondering which chip would be better for multitasking apps and any other things I should look for in purchaseing a PC to be utilized this way?
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a p4 or even an amd but you have to get the correct board for it |:-(((  
also go to www.valexpc.com or even www.newegg.com    good site   i know another one but can't remember the url tell you later this week  
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Depends on the number of connections that will be active, I suppose. If the load is normally light, most of Dell low-end servers should be adequate, as an example. Not very high-end, but they just sit there and do their job.

If there is heavy use, you'll have to adjust for that by going into things suggested above.
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Thanks very much!!  This is what I was looking for.
Your welcome :)
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