Review my cheap GAME SERVER specs. please???

hokey_days

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I want to setup a game server to host games like Battlefield 1942 and Quake.
In the recent Maximum PC magazine, they had an article about setting up a game server, and the minimum specs.

They say for 32 player BF 1942, recommends 1.5GHZ Processor and 1 GIG Ram.

My question is, would a 2.4 GHZ CELERON work, or should it be a true P4?

I am thinking about buying:
Intel Celeron (Pentium 4 based) 2.4GHz 128K 400MHz FSB mPGA 478 Pin Processor Retail Box Version

ASUS P4S533-X Motherboard for Intel P4 478 SDR and DDR Retail
http://www.asus.com/prog/spec.asp?m=P4S533-X&langs=01

512 DDR.

Thoughts.
I want to least expensive, and Intel based (please, no Intel/AMD debates).
Thx.
 

Snorkius

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DO NOT buy a Celeron.

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Get an AXP 2600+ and ABIT NF7 v2.0

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tombance

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I dont Think thats going to happen. IIRC this is the guy that refuses to buy anything AMD, even if it is obviously going to give him better price/performance :frown:

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JimStapleton

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Celeron == Bad, you get a better price/performance ratio with a P4 (actually, I'd also agree with the althon in this case since processing will be the bottlenec and you'd get the best price/performance for that there, since your friend says no, stick with a P4). Also, when they say 1GB mem, they mean 1GB of mem, I wouldn't get less than the reccomended, I'd probably even sacrafice a bit on the CPU if need-be



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