I've always been a computer person. Other than the laptop I just bought, I've never had a name-brand computer, preferring to build my own. I have also, over the course of time, accumulated several "strays" that people were throwing out. I've stripped 'em for parts, rebuilt them to try different things, etc. Those generally end up getting given away. I have one of our extra bedrooms loaded with old junk that other people have gotten rid of.
Now, though, I'm tired of all this crap in my house. I have my desktop PC how I want it, and my laptop how I want it, and enough parts for one other PC (just in case). What I want right now, though, is a low-power, low-heat, low-noise, low-cost, low-footprint box that can act as a print / file server.
Any ideas? Anybody else have one of these already? How'd you do it?