Continuing the discussion from iMac(pc) fun:
So, it’s in the title. I’m on the fence on the uses of what I want to do with it. It’s gonna show up with dual e5-2660s(8core per) in it. Those will get changed out in due time with dual e5-2670s(8core/16thread each). The resale of the 2660s should cover most of the cost to upgrade. It’s got 32Gb of Ram and a 2Tb drive. Eventually, I’ll up the RAM: 128Gb maximum across 8 slots.
Now. What to do with it and how:
So then, how to set up the 5600. I’ve seen that there have been a couple of pretty successful Hackintosh builds made on one of these and similar Dells. So I could make it a straight Hackintosh.
Alteratively: I could make it a Linux box and it may be easier to setup a VM or two to run MacOS on via that route.
Then the what:
I really want to CPU farm it but Handbrake doesn’t really support that real well(if at all). I have compressor already and can change my workflow easy enough. Compressor will utilize other Compressor installs it finds on a network if allowed.
Could run a very sizable Minecraft server on donations. Could run a small community of Minecraft servers decently. According to the software, the 16Gb on my iMac are enough to host just over 100 at a time so it’s an idea to host gaming servers.
Anyone wanna input ideas?