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Best "download machine" rig?

I want to make a PC only for download things 24/7 over wifi, what could be good options for the components?

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  1. A cheap store-bought machine.
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    Yeah, or an A4 on a cheap board, hooked up to a bunch of HDDs.

    EDIT: Or a Celeron. But it doesn't really matter - you're not going to stress either of them.

    EDIT 2:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A6-5400K 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-P33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill N900PCE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($22.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec VSK-2000 ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $512.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-01 00:49 EST-0500)

    Toss the drives into RAID 5. I assume you want something to use as a NAS as well as a download machine?

    I strongly suggest running ethernet, though.
  3. Got an old pc laying around or a router that can download/torrent?
  4. you probably better look for NAS if it's only for downloading
  5. A NAS will cost you a lot more than $500 kitted out with 3x3TB drives.

    Most NASs are just small, slow PCs running linux with a custom web interface.
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