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I've been wanting to do this for awhile, but finally decided to pull the trigger...building a cheap, dedicated PC to function mainly as a Minecraft server. Here's what I currently have in mind:

Already have these parts lying around:
  • x4 2GB (8GB) DDR3 left over from upgrades
  • CPU cooler
  • spare 600W PSU (yeah yeah, massive massive overkill, but it's sitting on my workbench collecting dust so I might as well put it to use!)
  • Hard drive scavenged from sig rig because screw buying a new drive at current prices
I'm planning on overclocking the i3 to at least 4.3 GHz, maybe even disable HT and one core to go even higher. This is why I went Clarkdale/1156, in case anyone was wondering Y U NO GET SANDY BRIDGE. And since it's Minecraft we're talking about, I figured getting any quad core CPU would be pointless. wink.gif

If anyone has any suggestions or input I'd like to hear them! Hopefully I can get this thing up and running for less than 250 bucks. biggrin.gif
Edited by Malcolm - 11/2/11 at 6:09am
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http://canihostaminecraftserver.com

I'd probably also get more ram really.
    
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Intel i5 340m @ 2.26Ghz nVidia 310m 6GB DDR3 @ 1066Mhz 320GB 5400rpm WD Blue 
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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Lenovo G650 1366x768 
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@t.herrod
That website doesn't show anything. Having extensively worked with minecraft servers, its source code, and server mods for it, that is extremely innaccurate.

@Malcom
It depends how many slots you want, but in all regards, buy 16GB minimum. Its cheap right now and worth it.
The speed of your MC server is determined by the core speed, not amount of cores. If you want to run well, push OC's hard on the CPU.
Also, what kind'ave of internet do you have? A good server + horrible internet = lag in mc servers.
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Originally Posted by desmin88;15547122 
It depends how many slots you want, but in all regards, buy 16GB minimum. Its cheap right now and worth it.
The speed of your MC server is determined by the core speed, not amount of cores. If you want to run well, push OC's hard on the CPU.

Definitely planning to overclock the hell out of it biggrin.gif I'm honestly not sure about the number of slots yet, but I'm thinking at least 10 to start with.
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Originally Posted by desmin88;15547122 
Also, what kind'ave of internet do you have? A good server + horrible internet = lag in mc servers.

30 Mbps down/4 up (cable). I've already set up a test server on my sig rig, and three friends of mine reported that they had no trouble with lag on it (I'm in Oklahoma, they're in Canada, Lithuania and the Netherlands.)


Edit: Eeeesh, there's quite a poor selection of 1156 boards on Newegg now. >_< Looking at this one now. I was hoping to find a slightly cheaper P55 mATX, but the ones in the $60-80 price range have no VRM cooling and few power phases. I has a sad.
Edited by Malcolm - 11/2/11 at 9:50pm
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