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I would say that should be fine for your needs. Just limit the number of people that are allowed on the server at once.

Herk, don't really want to be like, ahh you are wrong. But Speed isn't really the limiting factor on small servers.
My dell poweredge can run a Gmod server with 8 people in it just fine. It is only 1.4ghz Xeon's. It has 4 of them and they are HT, But they are still only 1.4ghz.

Also OP. I would highly recommend running windows server 2003. It would work great for your purposes.
Sorry, but I've run a small gaming clans website and servers, and clock speed is key for having people there. For 8 people you don't need much, but when he talks about running multiple servers at a lan, I expect to see 20 people, minimum, and maybe even per server. It's why gameservers.com uses older HP proliant servers that are single core xeons, but at 3.06 ghz, because that server can actually handle 32 people full time with out loosing anything. You can do what you want, but I would over clock that CPU so it's a higher clock. Leaves room in the future for more players/games.
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Correction: the CPU is now running at a stable 2.6 GHz. Will this make things any better?
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More GHZ is always better. Just get your game source files down loaded and test it out with a bunch of friends. The only way to really know if you're good is to actually push it. Take it to a lan and play.
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Sorry, but I've run a small gaming clans website and servers, and clock speed is key for having people there. For 8 people you don't need much, but when he talks about running multiple servers at a lan, I expect to see 20 people, minimum, and maybe even per server. It's why gameservers.com uses older HP proliant servers that are single core xeons, but at 3.06 ghz, because that server can actually handle 32 people full time with out loosing anything. You can do what you want, but I would over clock that CPU so it's a higher clock. Leaves room in the future for more players/games.
Its really subject to what game, and how its allocated. You can probably host more instances on 1.4 GHz x 4, but you will be limited to the total player slots. srcds for example will not see a benefit in more cores (UNLESS you are running a lot of servers and allocate each one to a core), however with two cores at 2.8 GHz you will be able to host two big pubs. You will not see a benefit after getting the clockspeed past a certain amount though.

Gameservers.com is a horrible provider btw, so your not really proving a point.
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Gameservers.com is a horrible provider btw, so your not really proving a point.
Yet they were the only company allowed to host black ops......

They aren't the best, but not that bad.
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Yet they were the only company allowed to host black ops......

They aren't the best, but not that bad.
Doesn't really mean anything, they charge a very low amount to host and overload their boxes, as a result they make a profit and probably used that influence to buy exclusive rights to host, they are the most popular game server host for low prices, which may have been what Activision was seeking when it made it exclusive. It may be fine for you, but the reg, and overall quality is worse than almost every other popular host.
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They overload game servers? My clan had 1 Source game on it's own server that could have supported 4. It really depends on what you're looking for, but they aren't as bad as you're making them sound.
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They overload game servers? My clan had 1 Source game on it's own server that could have supported 4. It really depends on what you're looking for, but they aren't as bad as you're making them sound.
It is, I have been with ColoCrossing, Game Servers, Ultimate Game Server, Quantum Servers, Nuclear Fallout, SuperbHosting. Of those game servers was the worst, I stick with NFO now for renting, and superb for colocating. Unless you bought a dedicated server, they would not give you your own server.

I am currently hosting from my sig rig which runs through FIOS and works very well, I just have to cap the rates a bit lower so I don't create any problems.
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