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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=N82E16811129081

Motherboard: Intel BOXDH77DF Intel 7 Series Motherboard
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2372868&sku=I69-2247

CPU:Intel Xeon E3-1220 V2 Ivy Bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117288

Internal Drives (SSD & HDD):

Corsair Neutron Series CSSD-N120GB3-BK 120GB
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3950373&sku=C13-8500

WD Black 500 GB
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=160443&sku=W10-7416

RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 16 GB (2x8)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3683258&sku=K24-2220

The total of this comes out to about 700 dollars before tax. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
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  1. Looks like the CPU you selected isn't compatible. See here:

    http://processormatch.intel.com/CompDB/SearchResult.aspx?BoardName=dh77df

    Also, I would suggest going with 32GB of memory and dropping the SSD. The HDD alone should do the job.
  2. 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=N82E16819113280

    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=N82E16813157340

    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=N82E16811163207

    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?
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. Best answer
    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!
  6. Best answer selected by Deathwich.
  7. Thanks a bunch!
  8. You are most welcome! Good luck!!
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