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Basically you have till April first to drive up there like a madman and get that processor for an excellent price.
They offer a already discounted i5 because microcenter has the absolute best pricing on processors, and then they're offering an exclusive discount for being a facebook fan plus their limited 15 dollars off anything in the store.
Go here to send yourself the 15 dollar coupon, which you can simply print out and bring to the register.
Gotta love microcenter, I recently built a on-the cheap minecraft server with a Phenom II 960T with 8 GB of ram for ~130 bucks from microcenter with that 15 dollar off promo biggrin.gif
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The 2550K does not have integrated graphics, just FYI.

yeah i know tongue.gif , someone mentioned a $135 microcenter processor so just put it out there, seeing he doesnt have a video card i would assume he would go integrated thumb.gif
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yeah i know tongue.gif , someone mentioned a $135 microcenter processor so just put it out there, seeing he doesnt have a video card i would assume he would go integrated thumb.gif

Just clarifying it for everyone else wink.gif Still a great deal though smile.gif
    
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But isn't this deal dead? The link takes me to a new deal in its place...
post #35 of 116
Basically, you want these things in this particular order. CPU Speed > Ram > Harddrive

For a server, ideal processor would a K series so you can overclock it to hell.
Depending on your plugins, you need a lot of RAM, 16GB should be fine for you.

World files with minecraft are better now, but a good harddrive, or even a RAMDisk is essential.
post #36 of 116
Read the newegg reviews. You wouldn't see a huge difference for an end user, but for a server there is a larger difference. From what I understand, the intel NICs can handle more simultaneous connections better than onboard controllers and I assume there could be a lot of connections at a time smile.gif IF you can get that deal on the i5-2500K then I would suggest getting the dual port card as well. I think it supports aggregation (use them both if needed). The drivers are also pretty optimized I think and will keep things running fast. Afterall, you said you wanted as little lag as possible and for servers a good NIC is key in making that happen.
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post #37 of 116
Thread Starter 
Would 16GB of RAM and a RAMdisk with a cheap HDD or SSD be better than the current setup?

Also, would the NIC be better than the water loop and having a K processor?


IDK about the first, leaning towards the latter on the second, but I maybe should educate myself a little on networking first...
post #38 of 116
Most important thing for a minecraft server is CPU speed. Any MC server should be an overclock-able board and a K series processor.
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Most important thing for a minecraft server is CPU speed. Any MC server should be an overclock-able board and a K series processor.

Since it is multithreaded and a server, speed is less important than core count. I am pretty sure that the server client is capable of using 8 threads, so you might want to look into a Xeon E3 processor that is a little slower, but with more cores. Remember that this is a server, not a desktop so clockspeed isn't as important. I also did some more reading that the first (more expensive) NIC has better latency and throughput than the second (cheaper), but that both should offer improvements for servers over onboard.
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@dizzy4

Umm, no. I work extensively with the Minecraft server source code.
The minecraft server is capable of using 1 thread, and 1 thread only, with one exception of world data saving, but I digress. Everything is ran on one thread basically.

So, you should have the fastest processor speed possible, not more cores.
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