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December 3, 2012 11:56:16 AM

Use:I am building a headless ubuntu serer. It will be mainly used for hosting a minecraft server from home, of about 20-30 people. A secondary purpose will be hosting a samba server. It will be on 24/7, so I would like to use a little power as possible.

Budget: ~$700


Case: Antec ISK 310-150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: Intel BOXDH77DF Intel 7 Series Motherboard
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

CPU:Intel Xeon E3-1220 V2 Ivy Bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Internal Drives (SSD & HDD):

Corsair Neutron Series CSSD-N120GB3-BK 120GB
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

WD Black 500 GB
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 16 GB (2x8)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

The total of this comes out to about 700 dollars before tax. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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December 3, 2012 1:43:19 PM

I was thinking of going with an AMD CPU, it seems to be faster for the same price:

AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and the mobo to match:
ASRock FM2A75M-ITX FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and also this case, because it has a better psu, and a larger fan.

SilverStone Sugo Series SG05B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'll drop the SSD, I had it because i had read that it sped up some aspects of a minecraft server.

EDIT:
I can't seem to find a motherboard that has 4 slots for RAM. Does one exist for the AMD cpu?
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December 3, 2012 2:43:22 PM

16GB will be okay. Agreed, I don't see any 4-slot mini-ITX AMD-based mobos out there. While a SSD will help with performance, I don't see where it would make that huge a difference with a game server.

What will affect the server is your network connection. Are you using DSL or a cable modem for your ISP connection? Also, will this server be on a dedicated IP address or a DMZ off of your home router?
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December 3, 2012 3:33:06 PM

As of now, it will be off of my home router, with AT&T DSL. My internet is pretty fast, I've had about 10 people on a laptop I installed linux on with no problem, aside from the computer itself overheating.
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a b å Intel
December 3, 2012 4:20:03 PM

Understood. Just keep in mind that adding more users will add more congestion. The load on the machine you intend to build should not be an issue at all.

Have fun!
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December 3, 2012 4:24:12 PM

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December 3, 2012 4:25:10 PM

Thanks a bunch!
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December 3, 2012 4:28:55 PM

You are most welcome! Good luck!!
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