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Best "download machine" rig?

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November 30, 2013 8:43:48 PM

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

Thank you!

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November 30, 2013 8:54:52 PM

A cheap store-bought machine.
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November 30, 2013 9:40:07 PM

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.
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December 1, 2013 1:18:34 PM

Got an old pc laying around or a router that can download/torrent?
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December 2, 2013 7:59:39 AM

you probably better look for NAS if it's only for downloading
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December 2, 2013 4:50:24 PM

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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