Questions about Servers

gamerguy28

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I'm looking into building a server for Minecraft and Ventrilo and have some questions.
Should I build from scratch?
If so, what parts are most important?
Will I be able to run both things on one server?

Thanks for responses!
 

EliTeCC4

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50Mb/s + internet up and down for everyone.
SSD or RAID Setup
Xeon or a good cpu
I think those are the key things for running MC and Vent for JUST the server. The other parts I think you can decide.
 

gamerguy28

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Case = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811152168
supermicro server chasis with 4 HDD slots and 500w PSU included

HDD = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
cavier black 1tb @ 7200 rpm, two of these in a RAID 0

CPU = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115083
Xeon E3-1230 @ 3.2ghz

Mobo = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131725
ASUS p8b ws
Question: Why do server Mobos have PCI slots?

RAM = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231539
Read that gaming servers need really good RAM so 4 x 4gb 1866 8-9-9-24

Good rig for what it'll be doing?
 

umm@gumma

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That is a nice setup. Small, unobtrusive, gets the job done. Your looking at roughly 850ish for that setup (very roughly)..

If you have a basement that isn't being used check out this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-DL380-G4-64-bit-Server-2xXeon-3-4GHz-6GB-RAM-6x73GB-SCSI-30Day-Warranty-/370601812316?pt=COMP_EN_Servers&hash=item564996e15c

My dl380 is ridiculously loud... I thought chicks liked redundant fans and computer case lasers. I was unfortunetly misguided. They never wanna sleep over. But if you have some place to put this beast, you'll be getting what your looking for at a third of the price.
 

hubbardt

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What kind of Internet connection do you have ?


You need to have good up and downstream connection to run a server. Most broadbands can't cope running a server for more than a few people.

Please post your speed test results here: http://www.speedtest.net/