Unfortunately I can't host a game server from my home connection. Long and short is the ISP I have frowns upon it and considers it a breach of service (I tried hosting TF2 and got a lovely notice informing me of it being a infraction and that my service was not to be used for that. I even got another notice for just RDP-ing into my own computer from work. Go figure.)
I don't think a Q9550 is worthless. I just know that it's monetary value is very low (just looked on ebay, about 10 available all around the $100 mark. I use USD, I'm from California). I just played a little more Skyrim on it, and its a little laggy. I'll chock that up to old drivers and a lower spec video card though.
I appreciate that feedback Ganon. Maybe I'll go back to using Ubuntu and make it a XBMC box or something. Until I get that GTX 570 gaming on this thing is a little sluggish. I don't want to put any $$ into this project though. I'm unemployed (and not getting and gov't assistance.) so throwing $$ into a project when its not crucial won't exactly help me (and it would piss off my Wife to no end!).
Thanks though! Anyone else?