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August 14, 2009 10:11:15 PM

Hi I Need advice pls.. :bounce: 

I'm looking for guidance on building a Dedicated "Gaming Server"
[OS Linux]

For COD5 / Modern Warfare.

(not a "gaming rig" which would be 'high-end use')

I have done a lot of research, result=confusion :pt1cable:  ..I'm hoping that u guys & gals here, in the Best Hardware Forum round, can help! :love:  <zinco kisses azz>

Any advice on "Gaming Server" would greatly be appreciated!

(video,networking,sound..can all be on-board)
(not important right now -->>HD,SATA,RAM,CASING)

Motherboards?
CPU?
PSU?

thx!! :hello: 

zINco

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a b 4 Gaming
August 14, 2009 10:25:51 PM

Budget?

Number of connections?



August 14, 2009 10:34:52 PM

Proximon said:
Budget?

Number of connections?


thx m8 4 ur quick response!

Im starting with Comcast Cable connection at 6mb line with 1mb upload.
and an ftp hosting sight in Europe for the dl's

Starting with 20 connections

and $ .. ummm I'd say $500-$700 .. preferring $500 or less if possible.. :whistle: 

zINco
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a b 4 Gaming
August 14, 2009 10:57:42 PM

Well, providing the Linux distro you use has the hardware covered, I don't think it's too hard.

AMD X4 920
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte AM3 785G board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DDR3 RAM (Start with 4GB and go from there if you need more)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Just some small stable PSU... Great deal on a 400CX atm:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a b 4 Gaming
August 14, 2009 10:59:56 PM

Just head on over to Gigabyte and see if they have any Linux drivers posted for the board. Obviously sound is not very important, and the video is no problem, but you need chipset and network compatibility.
August 14, 2009 11:04:39 PM

thx Proximon 4 ur advice,

I'm reviewing the hardware by names..
all good now :) 

zINco
August 16, 2009 2:43:54 AM

what Bistro do u ppl prefer for a Gaming Server?
!