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Building Server - Ideas?
02-28-2012, 02:40 PM,
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Building Server - Ideas?
I'm going to build a gaming server, and was wondering if anyone had any experience. Was wondering what kind of horsepower I need to run something like a 24 man counter-strike server. I imagine most of the video is done on the machines connected to the server, so I won't need a huge video card.

I was thinking a celeron g620, and install ubuntu. I almost bought a pre-built hp proliant, but then it occured to me I could just build one.

What do you guys think?
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02-28-2012, 03:07 PM,
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RE: Building Server - Ideas?
Well my first thought was just look at various companies that host servers and see what there system specs are and recreate them but on a smaller scale. Like find one that has a dedicated machine for your server that in theory you would pay for.
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02-28-2012, 03:41 PM,
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RE: Building Server - Ideas?
Well, first of all, which CS are you talking about? 1.6, Source or the upcoming CS: GO?
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02-28-2012, 05:25 PM,
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RE: Building Server - Ideas?
Probably source. Maybe 1.6. Might be Day of Defeat Source also. I'm thinking if it can handle counter strike source, it can handle dod source.
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02-28-2012, 05:51 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-28-2012, 05:52 PM by MathieuB.)
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RE: Building Server - Ideas?
Okay. Well, the video rendering is indeed done on players' machines, not on the server, so you can use the processor's IGP.

Considering that's a rather old game, it will have no problem running on a modern basic PC. Heck, a Web PC would be plenty powerful enough to handle that. Just make sure that it's connected via LAN for optimal ping though.

CPU and RAM are what matters the most, so if you have the budget and want to future-proof your server a bit, consider a more powerful CPU and upping the RAM to say 8GB. It all depends on how much you want to invest and what you might want to do with it as time goes by.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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