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I'm getting ready to purchase a server for a gaming community, but I wanted to see how much horsepower hosting is going to take up first.

Games being hosted:

Battlefield 3 (32 Player)
Medal of Honor: Warfighter (20 Player)
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (32 Player)


The server will either be run on Ubuntu 12.10 or Windows Server 2003. My guess would be a semi-powerful triple-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and ~ 1TB of bandwidth per month. Does this sound about right? What are the server requirements for each game? Also, if we wanted to add CS:GO, DoD:S, or G-Mod, how much would that use up?


Thanks for the input and help guys.
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Sounds about right. If possible I would boost to 8GB ram, lots of connections + more games (you mentioned CS:GO), start adding up fast.

I hosted LAN tournaments of CSS with 30+ players off an athlon II X2 2.8Ghz w/ 4 GB ram no problems.. Also had 2 FTP servers, apache, CS 1.6 (16) , and TF2 (16 player) servers running.
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