Check my Game Server Specs please

Hello again..

Alright to start it off I was thinking today that I play games, I pay for my server and I don't want to do that anymore. I have a friend whos good with setting up servers with Windows 2003 Server and I just need the box. So I want to be able to run a 32slot Day of Defeat Source 100tick server and then run a Garry's Mod 21 slot 100tick.

My planned Specs are:

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156053
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128078
Processor: Q6700 stock cooled by http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134
Graphics: onboard
RAM: 3gb 337mhz
Optical Drive: CD/DVD-Rom
HDD: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140261390138&_trksid=p3907.m32&_trkparms=tab%3DBidding
PSU: 400watt standard, nothing special
connected with Ethernet cable
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  1. For a server I would recommend getting the Xeon over the Kentsfield. I have ran a game server company for some time, and thats what I can best recommend as I liked them much better on a server operating system, but I can't really comment on that as I have never ran a Kentsfield on a server operating system, but I still believe the Xeon will be better for you.

    But I will be perfectly honest I dont think you will be able to run a DoD: Source & a Garry's Mod especially at a 100 tick with only that much ram, you will get into some pretty hairy spots where your players are gonna feel it.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117127
  2. better if i put another gig of the same ram in?
  3. Also..the Xeon is a Server Processor would it be compatible with my motherboard? if not then thats out of the question.
  4. I'll be honest I do doubt that it will work. If you cant make invest the extra 70$ for a server motherboard, then don't worry about investing into the Xeon side. The Kentsfield should work fine.

    Those hard drives, I wouldn't trust those. If they came out of the original xbox I believe they are 5400 RPM drives. As you don't need much space with a game server box I would still take the step towards a little higher quality and a bit more space.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822140118
  5. ok ill probably end up going for the 40gig 36$ hdd just because its that much better.

    so ill have 4gigs of 337mhz ram? would that work fine?
  6. It should work fine, I don't see any issues with it not working for ya. Just out of curiosity although, whats your connection speed? Running 53 slots @ 100 tickrate isn't a cakewalk for any home-based connection.
  7. Sorry, I don't know where to find that
  8. Go to http://speedtest.net and post your results, I would be curious to see.
  9. Yeah dude, no offense but you will not be able to support 53 slots with that connection, yet alone 10 slots.

    Ping: 501 and its within 50 miles, something is seriously wrong there.
  10. You would at least need a 20 Mbit line, or a 30 Mbit line. Any home line at the speed will be very very expensive, unless you are planning to order this server box and put it in a datacenter?
  11. I retested it and i got a big difference

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/316590495.png
  12. Well still most definitely you will not be able to do any sort of hosting out of your home like you plan on doing, unless you are getting a much much better in-home connection as far as uploads go.
  13. Okay well if that is not an option how do I order a server and put it in a dataserver?
  14. Well if you do purchase that server box, you will then need to look into a place to put the server. If you live in a city or somewhere near a city for example, New York, not quite sure where you live, you would need to make arrangements to get rackspace from them.

    You are looking at anywhere from 50$ a month to 200$ a month to get rackspace on a 100Mbit line inside a quality datacenter.
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