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Minecraft Server Build ($500)

Hello, I'm thinking about getting a dedicated Minecraft server, and I'm wondering what the best build would be. I would like to keep it to about $500.

Approximate Purchase Date: Not sure, probably a month or two.

Budget Range: $500, before rebates if possible.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Hosting a Minecraft server.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yeah, unless you think I should use Linux.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Preferably Newegg. They've been good to me in the past.

Location: Alberta, Canada

Parts Preferences: Not really.

Overclocking: Maybe, if it would help the server.

SLI or Crossfire: That would be overkill.

Your Monitor Resolution: I probably wouldn't even have it attached to a monitor at most times. I have a good place to put it.

Additional Comments: Not really.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Paying for hosting is too expensive for my budget, and I have better things to do on my computer than host a server for everyone I know.


Thanks,
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  2. gimme a bit to research what a minecraft server needs. I know the game itself doesn't need much.
  3. If you can run a server on linux yeah go ahead.

    depending on how much people on your server Ram is important.

    CASE: Coolermaster 430 Elite
    CPU: Intel i3 2120 (Do NOT UNDERESTIMATE)
    HDD: Salvage Old one or WD Caviar Green
    MEMORY: 8GB DDR3-1333
    MOBO: ASUS P8H61-M-LX-V3 (or similiar)[warning only has 2 RAM slots]
    GPU: 30$ or onboard should be fine
    PSU: 500-550w
  4. ok, actual HARDWARE needs are pretty low - Pentium D or Athlon 64x2 CPU, at least 512MB of ram for the actual sever plus more for your OS, and a GeForce 6xxx or Radeon 9xxx card...both about 7-8 generations old.

    system requirements for RAM and bandwidth go up with the number of players you want to host.
  5. Best answer
    you shouldn't need more than this. add $100 for win 7, or $0 for a Linux build

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A8-3870K 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock A55M-HVS Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Mushkin Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($46.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($34.98 @ Amazon)
    Total: $341.90
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

    the 500 GB is probably overkill, as is the 8 GB of DDR3-1866. this assumes you want at least 30 players, whicdh need 4 GB of RAM for the server itself, leaving plenty for the main system. the 6550D is more than enough GPU to run minecraft, and you have 4 real cores.
  6. ScrewySqrl said:
    you shouldn't need more than this. add $100 for win 7, or $0 for a Linux build

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A8-3870K 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock A55M-HVS Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Mushkin Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($46.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($34.98 @ Amazon)
    Total: $341.90
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

    the 500 GB is probably overkill, as is the 8 GB of DDR3-1866. this assumes you want at least 30 players, whicdh need 4 GB of RAM for the server itself, leaving plenty for the main system. the 6550D is more than enough GPU to run minecraft, and you have 4 real cores.


    Thats looks pretty cool. I probably need to upgrade my internet plan. The upload speed is horrible.
  7. Best answer selected by VoiidWulf.
  8. good luck!
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