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Okay, so me and my friend are going to play some Minecraft and we want to build a little dedicated machine so we get a nice experience. No more than $450. He has 8 Mbps down, 1 Mbps up. I assume that's enough for 2 players. Anyway, I have no idea what MC needs and I want to ask a few things:
-What CPU for 2-4 people? (might have another friend or two play)
-How much RAM?
-Micro ATX or Mini ATX?

We'd be splitting it halfway, and I just want it to provide a smooth, lag-free experience for a large world.



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Okay, so me and my friend are going to play some Minecraft and we want to build a little dedicated machine so we get a nice experience. No more than $450. He has 8 Mbps down, 1 Mbps up. I assume that's enough for 2 players. Anyway, I have no idea what MC needs and I want to ask a few things:
-What CPU for 2-4 people? (might have another friend or two play)
-How much RAM?
-Micro ATX or Mini ATX?
We'd be splitting it halfway, and I just want it to provide a smooth, lag-free experience for a large world.
+rep to whoever helps. smile.gif
Thanks guys!

run it off your pc dude. I have an i5 2500k and 16gb of ram and I host a 16 player server no lagg
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Check out this thread,

http://www.overclock.net/t/1222010/minecraft-server

its got some good discussion about whats needed for a minecraft server
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run it off your pc dude. I have an i5 2500k and 16gb of ram and I host a 16 player server no lagg

Well, I have 1.5 Mbps down, .25 up. Not an option. And no way he's keeping my baby at his house! thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

He has a laptop with a 5550M or something + a 1st gen i3. Would that be enough?
     
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Well, I have 1.5 Mbps down, .25 up. Not an option. And no way he's keeping my baby at his house! thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
He has a laptop with a 5550M or something + a 1st gen i3. Would that be enough?

for 2 people it should work out
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Well, I have 1.5 Mbps down, .25 up. Not an option. And no way he's keeping my baby at his house! thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
He has a laptop with a 5550M or something + a 1st gen i3. Would that be enough?

If anything will limit you it will be the internet connection. Graphics card doesn't matter, and I was running a 5 man server on an ancient celeron with 1gb of ram.
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If anything will limit you it will be the internet connection. Graphics card doesn't matter, and I was running a 5 man server on an ancient celeron with 1gb of ram.

Yeah, I tried hosting on the former system in the sigrig, and it was lagging bad with me and another.
     
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The laptop isnt the best idea, but you can do it for 2 people obviously.

If your going to create a dedicated server, just find whatever cheapest online. A second gen i3 is good, with 8gb of ram. All the rest can be cheap stuff, like the mobo and all that. And for your question about ITX or mATX, it doesn't matter. Put a distribution of Linux on it for the server, and you have a cheap server computer. Or you could go find some ancient stuff at a garage sale, and throw some more ram in it. Anything works really.
Edited by succesfulvoid - 4/3/12 at 6:59pm
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The laptop isnt the best idea, but you can do it for 2 people obviously.
If your going to create a dedicated server, just find whatever cheapest online. A second gen i3 is good, with 8gb of ram. All the rest can be cheap stuff, like the mobo and all that. And for your question about ITX or mATX, it doesn't matter. Put a distribution of Linux on it for the server, and you have a cheap server computer. Or you could go find some ancient stuff at a garage sale, and throw some more ram in it. Anything works really.

Alright, thanks man. I was thinking a core i3 + 8 GB of DDR3 2133.
     
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Just saying, my brother runs a server on his 6 year old piece of junk I gave him. It doesn't take anything.
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