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I have some old AMD hardware laying around my house and my friends and I decided that we want a dedicated Minecraft server to play on. I already have a Mobo, CPU, HDD, Windows, and case. I will need everything else and I'm open for suggestions.
Here are the current parts I have:
Mobo: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 (was going to build a bulldozer rig when it launched, but opted to go intel)
CPU: AMD Phenom II 740 X3 that unlocks to a quad (Would it be worth picking up a BD chip down the road?)
HDD: Some old Segate 250 GB 5400 RPM
Case: Old cheap case I had laying around

So I need some suggestions for RAM, PSU, and a low end graphics card.(The only reason I need a GPU is because the mobo does not have integrated graphics.) As for the RAM how much would you guys think I would need? I will have 5-10 players on at any given time.

Thanks for the input!
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well its always a option to go BD latter with all things that are new they never perform as well as latter when improvments are made

For now Id get some high ram and underclock it for now if you do want to go with BD latter you have the ram already something like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460

set it at 1600 and lower the cashe and tightened the timming
best psu on the market today is this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703035
only psu with a 7 year warrenty

for a soild cheep gpu that want bottleneck with your cpu or ram is
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127490
very easy to over clock
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Thanks for the reply, but that GPU is way overkill. I will not be gaming at all on this build, as I have my sig rig for that. Though I really like the 5770 HAWK.(I have 2 of them in my rig). Power supply looks good, but again overkill. I do like the RAM selection though. Again thanks for the reply!
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At cheap (under 100$) 6770.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121474
Or lower 66** or 65**

2x4gb of DDR3 1600 (around 40-50$)

A simple CX430 for PSU.

I used to run my minecraft server on my small AMD laptop, m300 dual core at 2.2ghz, 4gb or ddr3 1333 ram and simple 4250 integrate. The server was fine with 6 people (never tried with more). We were also far enough to be in different chunk.
The reason I stopped was because it took to much on my Internet capacity.
Edited by spikexp - 3/9/12 at 7:49am
    
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Ive always looked it as how hard dose the psu have to work a 430watt will due its almost maxed out but it will do I see it as money in the bank rather have a rock soild psu that isent working hard = less heat
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At cheap (under 100$) 6770.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121474
Or lower 66** or 65**
2x4gb of DDR3 1600 (around 40-50$)
A simple CX430 for PSU.
I used to run my minecraft server on my small AMD laptop, m300 dual core at 2.2ghz, 4gb or ddr3 1333 ram and simple 4250 integrate. The server was fine with 6 people (never tried with more). We were also far enough to be in different chunk.
The reason I stopped was because it took to much on my Internet capacity.

If you can run a server with intergrated graphics why would you suggest a $100 card?
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If you can run a server with intergrated graphics why would you suggest a $100 card?

Haha exactly! I ran a server on my laptop and it didn't have a problem at all. I did have it hooked up through an ethernet cable so it wouldn't use the wifi bandwidth but other than that it was fine.
 
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If you can run a server with intergrated graphics why would you suggest a $100 card?

because my mobo doesn't have integrated graphics. As far as graphics go I just want video nothing else I will not be gaming at all on this.
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because my mobo doesn't have integrated graphics. As far as graphics go I just want video nothing else I will not be gaming at all on this.

Exactly, so there is no reason to suggest a $100 card.
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I run a minecraft server for some friends of mine on my computer, a decent amount of RAM would be nice depending on how many people are playing at a time, and how big your world gets. Currently our world is roughly 2GB >_<. I'd say if you want to have something that can be purposed for other tasks, invest in a semi-decent low end graphics card, I think a 6770 would be a bit overkill personally.

Here are my suggestions for parts:

PowerColor AX6670 $69.99, $59.99 after rebate. Comes with a sonic game tongue.gif

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $42.99, This amount of RAM might be a tad more than you would need, but at the same with the price of 8GB kits I think it would be worth it.

Antec NEO ECO 400C 400W $44.99, you really don't need anything higher than 500W for this build unless you plan to do some serious gaming on it. In fact 500W may be a bit too much, anything under 400W would be enough for Minecraft + a little more.

With these parts, this computer could double as a media PC for your television tongue.gif If you didn't really care about possibly dual tasking this machine, I'd say get the cheapest graphics card you can find.
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