Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

First-time Game Server Box build

Last response: in Systems
Share
January 29, 2013 11:24:46 PM

Might be building a server box soon, I will be using it for hosting various game servers for myself and friends to play on.

Parts:
CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case/PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My internet connection is 20mb/s, I'm not quite sure if that's enough however. I will be hosting and playing on them with about 5-10 friends in games like Terraria, Natural Selection 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Garry's Mod, and some others(not all at the same time obviously).

Feedback would be wonderful, thank you!
a b B Homebuilt system
January 30, 2013 12:41:29 AM

The internet speed is pretty good, but you need as much RAM as possible when hosting a server. My friend's minecraft server runs 20mb internet too with 16GB RAM and it runs great with 7 or 8 people. But, with 8gb, it struggled to keep 4 to 5 people on at a time. Although, it is not dedicated. Here is some better RAM; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
m
0
l
January 30, 2013 12:44:05 AM

TheN00bBuilder said:
The internet speed is pretty good, but you need as much RAM as possible when hosting a server. My friend's minecraft server runs 20mb internet too with 16GB RAM and it runs great with 7 or 8 people. But, with 8gb, it struggled to keep 4 to 5 people on at a time. Although, it is not dedicated. Here is some better RAM; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I thought about that at first, but I didn't think I would need to much. Minecraft runs on Java, that's why it requires so much RAM to use, otherwise I'd get more, although that's not bad either(I love Kingston). Am I missing any parts? Also, what does your friend run as the OS for his server?
m
0
l
Related resources
January 30, 2013 12:56:33 AM

TheN00bBuilder said:
He runs Windows 7 x64 Ultimate. It has a FX8120 with a ton of other stuff.
You may need a hard drive... :)  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I knew I was forgetting something! Always do, lol. Do you think I would be able to run it with Linux? Trying to save as much money as I can xP
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
January 30, 2013 1:39:56 AM

Yep, Linux would be absolutely fine.
m
0
l
!