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September 1, 2008 5:42:45 AM

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:

Processor: Q6700 stock cooled by
Graphics: onboard
RAM: 3gb 337mhz
Optical Drive: CD/DVD-Rom
PSU: 400watt standard, nothing special
connected with Ethernet cable

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September 1, 2008 5:57:32 AM

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.
September 1, 2008 6:02:30 AM

better if i put another gig of the same ram in?
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September 1, 2008 6:05:30 AM

Also..the Xeon is a Server Processor would it be compatible with my motherboard? if not then thats out of the question.
September 1, 2008 6:13:31 AM

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.
September 1, 2008 6:17:14 AM

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?
September 1, 2008 6:23:16 AM

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.
September 1, 2008 6:26:39 AM

Sorry, I don't know where to find that
September 1, 2008 6:36:00 AM

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.
September 1, 2008 6:37:30 AM

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?
September 1, 2008 6:41:56 AM

I retested it and i got a big difference

September 1, 2008 6:43:21 AM

once again..this time newyork.

September 1, 2008 6:55:43 AM

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.
September 1, 2008 6:58:15 AM

Okay well if that is not an option how do I order a server and put it in a dataserver?
September 1, 2008 7:02:37 AM

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.