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I have been lurking at the possibility of starting a little newbie game server for a couple months now and I was wondering if anybody that had more experience could help me out by answering some questions for me. I am probably looking into hosting games like battlefield, vanilla and modded minecraft, and a verity of steam games, in a hypothetical situation(if I had unlimited hardware), my internet speeds are around 150/65 so how many players could I handle, I know you cannot give me an exact number without more information but If you could give a bare minimum number of players, an average(in your opinion) and a best case scenario. I have been looking at some C1100s on Ebay and amazon, around thanksgiving last year one popped up with 2 of the quad cores, I cannot remember the names. and 36GB of ram for $350. this seemed like a good deal. It disappeared. which kind of sucks. I was wondering if you guys knew of any good deals on servers in this range, I am willing to go higher if there is value and my internet could handle it but if I do not have too I do not want too. If there is anything I am forgetting please tell me. I can answer any questions you have about any of this.

All Input appreciated
Thanks.
post #2 of 9
That question is simply impossible to answer, it will not only vary vastly game by game but it will even differ by different players and what they are doing in game. As long as your line latency are quality aren't horrendous I think you'll be limited by the capabilities of the hardware if you're looking at stuff like that C1100 hahaha
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FYI battlefield 3 and 4 can only be hosted through approved suppliers not yourself
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Originally Posted by Bearybear View Post

That question is simply impossible to answer, it will not only vary vastly game by game but it will even differ by different players and what they are doing in game. As long as your line latency are quality aren't horrendous I think you'll be limited by the capabilities of the hardware if you're looking at stuff like that C1100 hahaha


Yeah, that is what I was thinking, I thought it was worth a shot though, after looking some things up it seems like my internet bandwidth should be more then enough. Thanks anyway, if I had not figured out some of this stuff it would have helped more but again I appreciate your time and effort thumb.gif
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FYI battlefield 3 and 4 can only be hosted through approved suppliers not yourself

I figured this out about 10 mins after I posted this but I did not add a reply stating this because I did not want to forfit my unanswered status, thanks again! thumb.gif
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Another question to anybody on this thread is what is a good thread to RAM ratio for hosting video-games with either X5650s or or L5520s, if anybody has game hosting experience this would be very helpful.
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How long is a piece of string? That will again vary vastly game by game, you need to look at the requirements of what you'll be hosting.
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How long is a piece of string? That will again vary vastly game by game, you need to look at the requirements of what you'll be hosting.
I knew I was on a very strange subject when it came to advice, I was hoping somebody would have been in my exact situation and I could get some easy answers, but I think I will probably just do some more involved research. Thanks anyway.
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Somebody in your exact same situation wouldn't know, I've hosted game servers myself. How can anybody answer: "How much RAM does an application use?" Y'know what I mean haha. You seem fixated on the idea of having "a game server" without outlining any sort of specifics on exactly what it's going to be hosting or any sort of budget. You're probably going to have a much better experience hosting some games on your own machine.
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