The computer will host a server for 10 of us. One of my friends had a computer that hosted our server but it both recently broke down. He decided to transfer the remaining functioning parts to his old AMD computer and play minecraft from there.
We're all going to chip in and fork over 200$ for a new server.
So, the question is, is $1000 enough?
Approximate Purchase Date: Soon as enough feedback is given to make a decision.
Budget Range: 1000 MAX
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Hosting a minecraft server.
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Parts Preferences: None
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: Kind of irrelevant, but I'm probably wrong - 1366 x 768 is probably the best we can get.
Parts picked already: (never built a server before so all this is probably baloney but I'll give it a shot)
You will appreciate the huge SSD and 16GB RAM, and plus, MineCraft doesn't require or warrant a 3570K. You can also use this as a server for other purposes(i.e. fileserver,webhost,seedbox,etc.) or even another game server (for maybe, Arma 2?):