Hey there! I'm just wondering what hardware would make a good team fortress 2 server (running the orange box engine) and also is some cheap hardware as well. - Thanks
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Hello imod; The server hardware requirements are very light. Even a 4 or 5yr old PC is a good candidate for a dedicated server. Have an old PC (or PCs) laying around you can scrounge for parts? If not, what budget are you working with?
The server bandwidth requirements are a bit higher. You'd want a fat internet cable connection for a 24 person server. Have you looked over the
Anything under $500 dollars should work for me, and anything easy to set up, I'm not all the hardware savy. Also something I can run linux on would be nice (and easy I presume).
Running multiple instances of TF2 is possible. The limiting factor will be the upload bandwidth of your internet connection. With a fast cable connection anything more than 1x 24 man busy game will saturate the internet bandwidth. It's possible you could use 2x 12 man games. For a DSL 3GB internet connection a busy 12man game would saturate the internet connection.
And this server would work well for other things such as number crunching and files storage?
Yes it would. What are you using for your current gaming PC? Possible you might improve your current build. We should look to see if there are any parts need swapping around.