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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by Skullzaflare View Post
if you ever want it to do small games server too it helps
Are you sure about that? I mean obviously if you run several game servers simultaneously yeah, but I have a dinky northwood that handles 8 player UT3 games fine.


IMO the only thing to make sure of is that you use gigabit lan or better or your transfers will be painfully slow.
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I use an old Duron chip with 326 mb of RAM. No issues what so ever with 3 computers pulling files down and posting up along with being a print server.
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You should be fine. I do the same with a P4 3.0ghz with 1.2tb of storage.
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AMD Sempron 3000+ 1.6GHz with 2 x 512Mb DDR2 can run a 20 man CS:S server without hiccups.
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post #15 of 17
Single core should be plenty. I use a dual P3 800 system as my home file server, and it serves my PC, my neighbors PC, my wifes PC, my xbox, and my laptop without any problems. I also fold on one of the CPU's, so it's really only got one 800mhz processor available to it.

Unless you are doing some serious processing on the system, any new single core that you buy today will be more than enough.
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post #16 of 17
I could build a file server with parts from 1997 that would be pretty snappy.
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post #17 of 17
I have a single core Athlon 64/1GB of RAM windows 2003 server that I built from some of my old parts from my main rig. It does a lot of things for me and it performs really well. I set it up as a domain controller so it does all of my; authentication, policy processing, file serving (redirected documents and shares), FTP, Web hosting, 2 relatively small sql databases, vent server, smtp server, syslogging for my pix firewall, and a couple of other small tasks.

I didnt have any issues until I attempted running WSUS on my server since i have 7 computers in my home that I dont want to become security risks. WSUS creates an enormous database and needless to say it peg out my ram and processor and it was barely doing anything other than sync'ing with the upstream servers.

So unless you are going to be doing anything beyone what I named above and not running resource intensive databases, then single core, from my firsthand experience, will operate just fine with some half decent hardware to compliment it.
    
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