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There are lots of dirt-cheap Atom-based Mini-ITX systems out there. A basic motherboard with CPU will cost you about €60, a bit more for a dual-core. You can probably scavenge some DDR2 ram from an upgraded laptop and install the OS on a USB stick. Mini-ITX cases/PSUs tend to be cheap too. If this going to sit in your office or home, you might want to watch out for noise/heat with both motherboard and PSU and pay a bit more for a fanless motherboard & PSU and get a case with a large, slow-rotating fan. All in all you can probably come in under €200 plus a multiple of that for your time for research, assembly and installation. Or just rent a VPS.

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