I have been looking for intel NUCs etc, but they are expensive.
Do you think a 100€ thinkpad x240 or t440 would be a good alternative? I think so, but I might be missing something. Low power usage is important.
t440 can do 2 ram sticks, both have low TDP dual cores.
On paper, it looks like a good idea to me. Alongside the low power consumption, you would also have an integrated UPS (the battery), which is really nice to have for a server.
I would definitely try it. In fact, I've been thinking to do the same by myself, but I didn't commit to it so far.
But I have no idea if minecraft would work. As much as such suggestions are annoying, maybe minetest or truecraft are more efficient when hosted on slower hardware.
If my core2duo based enterprise pc can rune a Minecraft server just fine. You should be too unless you plan to have more then 5-10 people om that server.
@pinkprius I was actually going to suggest a cheap, old ThinkPad. My home servers tend to be old Thinkpads.
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