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Hey guys im looking to build a computer to serve as a Counter Strike Source server. First off just to make sure is this a good enough internet connection to run a dust_2/cs_office 32slot 100tick server from? 1098828161.png

If it is then how much am i looking at spending on the parts for a decent server? Ideally my budget would be $400.

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your upload is low
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Quote:
Originally Posted by graphicsman;11902718 
your upload is low

is it too slow tho? what would be a good upload speed?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WaXyDeAd;11903004 
is it too slow tho? what would be a good upload speed?

for a gaming server id say maybe close to 8mb, but i dont know what they usually recommend or use, but i can tell you what you have is low, i couldnt even host but 1 site off that, lol

Edit:
try going to a gaming host site and read there specs
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32 100 tick.

I'd want 4Mbps really.

You might get away with it if you get the maxrate right, but I wouldn't be comfortable, and wouldn't dedicate a whole system to one game server.
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also you must realize when hosting you want your lowest to go to 4, sometimes you may get the 8 at times
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his upload is just enough for that size of css server.
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post #8 of 12
You gotta get something besides comcast if you can.

Wireless :
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You gotta keep in mind too you are testing from 50 miles so anyone who connects from outside of your state is going to get a lower upload then that.
Edited by frmchs311 - 1/9/11 at 1:37pm
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You'd probably be better off doing colocation.
The route to your house for everyone involved is going to be less than optimal.

If you can move your server "closer to the center of the internet", your players will have less hops and generally a more stable connection. Also you don't have to worry about your mom uploading photos onto facebook and making the server completely lag up by having no upload bandwidth available.

Also, that ping is horrendously high for ~50 miles away..
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What about the massive amount of bandwidth you will be using as well. Won't your ISP notice that?
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