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Server For Games - What would I need?

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I don't know if this is something I want to pursue or not, but how powerful of a system would I need to simply run servers for games such as COD or SC2 for things like LAN parties (say 12 or so people).

And could I use a linux distro to do the job or would I need XP?

I see a lot about file and media servers too, but I think those kinds of things can be done with other solutions as my PC's can already stream media and a network drive can be a good pace to backup my PC's to.
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Win Server 2008
I was looking at hosting a small dedicated Arma II server and you needed (recommended) was 2GHZ CPU, 1GB RAM and 1mbs upload speed.
So about the same would be awesome.
I was gonna do a small i3 build for it, but w/e...
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel [i5 2500k] Gigabyte [P67A-B3] MSI [N560GTX-Ti TWIN FROZR II] Corsair [VENGEANCE DDR3 1333MHZ l 2x4GB] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
OCZ [Vertex 2E l 60GB] WD Western Digital [Cavair Blue l 640GB] Sony x22 DVD Re Writer LG x10 BD-ROM 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair [H100] Windows [7 I HP 64 Bit] Viewsonic [22" l 1920x1080] Generic 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
OCZ [Z Series l 650W] CM [HAF 922 I Window] Logitech [MX 518] The Desk 
Audio
Corsair [HS-1] 
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