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My friend has dual Xeon dual core (not sure of the speed) with 8 gigs of RAM that he has no use for (He got it from his older brother who's an IT tech at Harvard). I brought up the idea of starting a clan for BC2/BF3 and COD4. I really don't know much about servers, I'm just asking because I'm excited about the idea.

Would this server be able to run multiple virtual gaming servers along with hosting vent and hosting a website? I did a quick search and I saw that one server could run 10 CSS servers, but I don't know how this translates to more modern games.

What would be the bandwidth requirements, if for example, we had a full 30 slot COD4 server, a full 64 slot BF3 server, and a few people on the website and vent? How much would upgrading the processors to quad cores help?
Edited by Flynny - 4/21/11 at 9:24am
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it should run what you want.

with all that running i would recommend a 10/10 line.
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For the most part, the only limiting factor for gaming servers is your network connection speed.

For a minimum you'd want a 10Mbps upload. For multiple BC2/COD4 and websites you'd want even more (IE you can't host it at your house).
    
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yea its needs a low ping fibre.


if you have the top pack FIOS it will run fine..
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For the most part, the only limiting factor for gaming servers is your network connection speed.

For a minimum you'd want a 10Mbps upload. For multiple BC2/COD4 and websites you'd want even more (IE you can't host it at your house).
Hah, that's actually what I was thinking of doing. It makes no sense to rent a server if we already have one.

Would a FIOS 25/25 line work? 35/35 costs a little bit more.
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Hah, that's actually what I was thinking of doing. It makes no sense to rent a server if we already have one.

Would a FIOS 25/25 line work? 35/35 costs a little bit more.
sure 25/25 should be good.
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Would this server be able to run multiple virtual gaming servers along with hosting vent and hosting a website? I did a quick search and I saw that one server could run 10 CSS servers, but I don't know how this translates to more modern games.
You could run multiple source game servers, but not anything from EA (so BC2 or BF3 are out and I'm pretty sure the COD series isn't personal either). EA WILL NOT allow the end users to see their source code, so all of the BC2 servers you play on, are on gameserver companies who have strict contracts with EA specifying what would happen should they leak the code. It's crappy cause then all admin tools have to be external programs, not like in source games such as CSS where it's a script running with the server. So sadly, if you want to co locate your own server, you can't do the Battlefield Series and as far as I know also all the COD series.

Also, unless you know someone with a datacenter license for vent, you will only get 8 ports. Vent doesn't license anything under 1000 users according to their website. Your better off with your own team speak server running next to a bunch of source games.

On another note, find out the ghz of those quad cores. If it's less than 2.4 ghz, it will not perform very well. With pretty much most fps games it's more about clock speed than multiple cores.

Sorry to tell you the bad news, but if you want to be a COD or Battlefield clan, then you're going to have to rent servers from 3rd parties....
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