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As the title suggests i need to build a server for cs1.6 maybe 16 slots for now. I am currently in india(dont worry ill find all the parts you list here) and i cant find any decent ping servers for cs1.6 so i am planning on building one to host a 16 man slot server to play on.

I found this little "gaming center" near my hotel where ive gotten a couple of guys(around 15 members) who play cs1.6 every night and on days when i cant get to the cafe or its early in the morning i can just hook up and play with them online.

Id most likely leave this server here(My dad lives here) so that i can just have one down here and so i can send over large files over for him to access unless its small enough where i can take it back home with me.

Im not sure on specs, i did a bit of research but people there are suggestions all over the place for i3 sandys to P4 so if you guys could help me out would be much appreciated.
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Before we get too excited. Post a SpeedTest result or your father's ISP package. Upload is what we're after.
    
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It hasn't been installed yet, scheduled for tommorow but rated it's 15 Down 15up but from reviews around the Internet it's more like 15down and 12 up.

I'll post a result as soon as it's Installed

Right now he uses a datacard
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Before we get too excited. Post a SpeedTest result or your father's ISP package. Upload is what we're after.

Exactly what he said. Upload and line quality are essential. CS 1.6 can run on any hardware almost. If you want to give your users the best experience possible store the server on an SSD so that load times are minimal. I host a game server from home(have 50Mbps up and down fiber) and all my servers are hosted on a separate 60GB SSD. It makes a world of difference.
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lol i miss my Fios, but yeah about 12 - 13 mbps would be my upload, and the server would just be for the people at the little center next to my hotel and me, some times random people might jump on.

So what is the suggested hardware? it dosent have to be top of the line server material just need something that is good enough for 15 - 16 people to chill and play on. It wont always have 16 people either:)

Also anyone know a way to host it online but be able to access it through the LAN browser instead of the internet.
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This server may be unable to run at 100tick if that was the plan. I'm unsure if that's enough bandwidth to host a sixteen player server and be able to hold 100ticks solid. If you're going for 66ticks, you should be fine.

Also will the internet you're hosting from use a static or dynamic IP?
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lol i miss my Fios, but yeah about 12 - 13 mbps would be my upload, and the server would just be for the people at the little center next to my hotel and me, some times random people might jump on.
So what is the suggested hardware? it dosent have to be top of the line server material just need something that is good enough for 15 - 16 people to chill and play on. It wont always have 16 people either:)
Also anyone know a way to host it online but be able to access it through the LAN browser instead of the internet.

I'd find a cheap VPS.

I bought 2 from these guys...

http://chicagovps.net/openvz.html

Their Enterprise VPS is on sale for $7/mth. Just use the promo code 2048.
    
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but its hosted in Chicago right? id get bad pings here in india smile.gif and the whole point is just to keep the pings low it dosent have to be 100 tick ill be okay with 66tick just needs to be smooth enough for casual play between friends basically.

When i get back to the states that might be the better option for me but then again when i get to the states i get 50 down and 50 up smile.gif
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but its hosted in Chicago right? id get bad pings here in india smile.gif and the whole point is just to keep the pings low it dosent have to be 100 tick ill be okay with 66tick just needs to be smooth enough for casual play between friends basically.
When i get back to the states that might be the better option for me but then again when i get to the states i get 50 down and 50 up smile.gif

It was merely an example. You can find VPS all over Europe.
    
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alright ill take a look at those.
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