Well after emptying my room out I've found a shit ton of old PC parts, and I've now got a use for my once redundant IDE hard drive (couldnt use it last upgrade - nobody uses IDE anymore).
So I threw this together
Old 350w PSU
E6600 dual core 2.4ghz
4gb DDR333 ram.
160GB IDE hard drive
(and i've got an old sky HD box hard drive to put in too, 320GB I think).
It's totally silent and runs cool, so I'm going to use it as a htpc and a torrenting box.
Heres the thing I want to know though. What's the best way to "control" it from my main pc? They sit about 2 feet away, and I have plenty of lan cables, as well as wireless on both PCs. Would the easiest way be to enable sharing, and drag and drop? or is there software I can install on it so I can log in and control it (like logmein, except over lan?)
So basically, TLDR:
want to control my pc over LAN, its got W7 ultimate on it, needs to launch on startup. What do I need?
wired would be easiest (as I have a bt home hub and dont want to start dicking about with it to use wireless to control it)