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Trying to Build a Game Server PC

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  • Servers
  • Team-Fortress-2
  • Build
  • Components
  • Games
  • Minecraft
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November 28, 2013 11:41:08 AM

I'm looking for a way for my friends and I to play games together (Minecraft, Team Fortress 2) and want to have a computer dedicated to just game servers. Is it possible to build a game server computer for a cheap price. (At max, we'd have about 10 on the server, mayber 15)
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November 28, 2013 11:57:12 AM

EpicEagle44 said:
I'm looking for a way for my friends and I to play games together (Minecraft, Team Fortress 2) and want to have a computer dedicated to just game servers. Is it possible to build a game server computer for a cheap price. (At max, we'd have about 10 on the server, mayber 15)
Thanks!


Certainly. You want to make sure to have a fair amount of ram (8GB suggested) and a good processor. If you're confident with it and servers are available, use a lightweight linux distro. Finally, make sure it's hooked up to a solid networking capacity.

However, evaluate just how much it'll cost you (and factor in power as well) - sometimes it's more economic to just subscribe to a provider.
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November 28, 2013 12:08:33 PM

its easier to rent a server, much cheaper than building. http://www.multiplaygameservers.com/game-servers/mc-min... at 6.52/month for 10 players you'd have to buy a machine for less than £100 and it still be cheaper to rent for 16 months.

Also the network connectivity is a pain in the ass, and ruins everyone elses connection in the house.
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November 28, 2013 9:10:47 PM

canadianvice said:
EpicEagle44 said:
I'm looking for a way for my friends and I to play games together (Minecraft, Team Fortress 2) and want to have a computer dedicated to just game servers. Is it possible to build a game server computer for a cheap price. (At max, we'd have about 10 on the server, mayber 15)
Thanks!


Certainly. You want to make sure to have a fair amount of ram (8GB suggested) and a good processor. If you're confident with it and servers are available, use a lightweight linux distro. Finally, make sure it's hooked up to a solid networking capacity.

However, evaluate just how much it'll cost you (and factor in power as well) - sometimes it's more economic to just subscribe to a provider.

Could you suggest a parts list? When it comes to servers, I'm kinda clueless.

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