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I need a server to host game servers. I don't know if the type of game depends how much power I need but, games that would be hosted off it would be Counter Strike Source, COD Black ops, and maybe a WoW server..


Its for a gaming clan, and I really don't know what type of preformace I need to do such a thing. If you could please pick one out, I'd appreciate it.

Idc about budget.


Thanks
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Quad core, 8GB ram, fast HDD and a 10mbit+ net connection

Also note WoW private servers arenttechnically legal
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I use "ultimategameserver" for my game host. And there is also "Gameserver" both are great i have used them both.
http://www.ultimategameserver.com/
or
http://www.gameservers.com/

As i rather rent and take a few bucks out my pocket and let it run 24/7 and be done with it.
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Killer, do you know the specs of the machines they use? how much they'd be? The whole point is the clan wants to own there own server rather than rent.
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isn't renting just like owning as you have almost complete control over it? what do you want that you can only do with owning your own physical server?
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Here is the info for the game servers.
Counter Strike Source:
http://www.ultimategameserver.com/co...e-game-servers

So that will give you a idea on the price there. Well if you have enough bandwidth then i see no issue with your own server then. Just as long as you have someone to do the admin, mods and can fix issues that happen on it. Good Luck

@ clark_b, Yes you have control over, ftp access, etc. so it is easy to add files, edit, and change stuff.
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Don't ask me lol, I am the "tech guy" in the gaming clan, the guy who runs it brought it up to me, and is interested in owning a server, he just wants me to run it.
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post #8 of 16
When you rent a server from a company you are going to be sharing a server with other accounts. If you want your "OWN" server you will have to rent a dedicated server which is more expensive. But when you own your own server you can host multiple servers on the one box.
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CPU? Nothing too special, big physical core count helps.
Memory? Lots.
HDD? Raw spindle count (AT LEAST 3 and that's without redundancy), low latency (SAS, 10K+RPM!), redundancy and hotswap for reliability if you want.
GPU? No need, seriously.
PSU? Hopefully redundant, reliable. Team with a UPS and backup generator for reliabilities sake if you care too.
NIC... NIC!? Yah, you will need more than the integrated one, look for 10mbit+ capable and around 4 ports or 2x2port NICs etc.
GET FAST INTERNET THAT ALLOWS HOSTING!

GLWS <-- Good Luck With Server.

Pay for a server. OK?
 
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