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Hey Everyone,

I'm going to try and keep this short and sweet as I have a habit of typing walls of text sometimes:

I'm thinking about setting up a Home Server that could potentially do this:

1) Host 1 - 3 Websites.
2) Be able to host 2 - 4 Game Servers (COD4, Minecraft, Terraria and BF3).
3) Share Files on my Home Network.

My Budget would be around £600, when I upgrade my Main PC I can use the components from that for the Server(Check Sig for System, Except for HDD, Case, Op Drive and peripherals). I'm looking for something low power and Low Sound. I would also like the case to be as small as possible as space is an issue at the moment.

My knowledge isn't too great on servers but I can learn and have a few questions:

1) What OS would be recommended to run a Server? Ubuntu, Windows Server etc.
2) Can a server do the things I want it to? (Gaming servers can be run from my main rig if not possible from server).
**EDIT**
3) What software would be useful for my server? Monitoring Software etc.

Sorry if I don't make sense or make some newbie errors (:

Thanks,
Edited by Apridding - 2/20/12 at 1:14pm
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113036
Interlagos are ok server cpus and they are only $539 for 16 cores but you will have to pay money for a decent cooler.
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Originally Posted by fevanson View Post

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113036
Interlagos are ok server cpus and they are only $539 for 16 cores but you will have to pay money for a decent cooler.

Is 16 cores necessary for the things i want to do?
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Originally Posted by fevanson View Post

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113036
Interlagos are ok server cpus and they are only $539 for 16 cores but you will have to pay money for a decent cooler.

He doesn't need that as thats nearly his budget.

Get a xeon, mobo and server ram.

I will edit this later, where are you location wise? newegg or somewhere else?
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Just throwing this out there: Minecraft servers need a ton of ram. Or, that's what I've been told at least.
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Originally Posted by chrisguitar View Post

He doesn't need that as thats nearly his budget.
Get a xeon, mobo and server ram.
I will edit this later, where are you location wise? newegg or somewhere else?

I'm in the UK and mainly use: Amazon, AriaPC and Scan for my Components, But anywhere that can ship to UK and isn't too expensive for shipping is fine.
Also, as long as I figure out the components to get I can shop around at a later date (:
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Originally Posted by halocog View Post

Just throwing this out there: Minecraft servers need a ton of ram. Or, that's what I've been told at least.

They do, depending on how many people you would like to run on it. 1-26 people 8GB, 26-44 people 16GB and so on.
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They do, depending on how many people you would like to run on it. 1-26 people 8GB, 26-44 people 16GB and so on.

Not going to be anymore than 16 players on the server, thanks for that. (:
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Is 16 cores necessary for the things i want to do?

not really

easiest i think would be to find a dual xeon 1366 board and use 2 quad core xeons should come to round £600
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not really
easiest i think would be to find a dual xeon 1366 board and use 2 quad core xeons should come to round £600

O.O Would it be possible to get 1xQuad Core Xeon and get the Dual Xeon board so I can later get another quad core for it? then use the rest of money for a HDD/RAM etc.?
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