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Hi OCN

I'm thinking about building a game server.
But i'm not quite sure what to buy.

What is really important is power efficiency as it will be running 24/7.
Is going to host a game server and a MSSQL server where around 100-200 ppl will be connecting to, possible more later on.

I was thinking about buying:
Intel Xeon X3430
Intel DH55HC
8 GB DDR3 Ram
2 x 1 TB WD Green
100/100MBit internet connection

Do you think it would be a good setup? It should run well, but i dont want it to be overkill.

Is there something else which would be better?

Thanks in advance

/Chup out
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A pentium 4 HT would do the job fine, you only need a pretty basic PC that can chuck a few MB/s of data about.
    
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Which game/s will you be running?
    
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Its a old game called Risk your life, small MMORPG game from malaysia.

I've ran a server before and i remember it was very ram consuming. But cant remember with the CPU.
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I'd venture to say that your outlined specs above are very much overkill.

I think you could do with a P4, an Athlon 64, even step up to a dual-core if you like. But I doubt you'd need that much CPU horsepower, though I do like the idea having plenty of RAM.
    
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