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Dedicated Game Server - CPU Recommendation

Currently Running i3-6100 on an Asus Z290

I am looking to transform my home Media Server into a dedicated game server for Space Engineers and games like that. SE is CPU and RAM heavy like Minecraft and you don't need a video card to run it.

While I can probably get by with the 6100 and 8gb of 2666mhz ddr4 ram. I am thinking of using my upgrade path of the 6000 and 7000 series i5/i7s to increase performance and maybe even pop in 16gb of 3200mhz ram.

I have a guy locally willing to sell me a i5-6600k for $100, which I a pretty sweet deal. I also have a $180 option for a i7-6700k which is an ok deal as it can be had for $200 on ebay. Nothing yet on 7000 series chips.

I am wondering if the 6600k will be enough or if I am selling myself short. Don't want to upgrade again, but don't ahve a ton of money to throw around, trying to do it on a budget.

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https://www.spaceengineersgame.com/d...d-servers.html

the recommended spec for a SE server is 3 cores at 4.5 and 10GB of RAM.

if it's going to be a SE game server and nothing else, then the i5 is fine.

and like I said in your other thread, it's Z270

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What motherboard would you be using?
https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/PRIME-Z270-AR/
Prime Z270 AR

Quote: Originally Posted by The Pook View Post
https://www.spaceengineersgame.com/d...d-servers.html

the recommended spec for a SE server is 3 cores at 4.5 and 10GB of RAM.

if it's going to be a SE game server and nothing else, then the i5 is fine.

and like I said in your other thread, it's Z270
Haha and here I reversed them thinking if I posted the Z270 I would be wrong.. I am so dumb some times..
I saw that too, however eve their recommended could have issues as there multiplayer is so not optimized.

So I was thinking the bigger the better, but I am just shocked at how much the 6000 and 7000 have retained value.. I mean the 7700k is still like a $250 chip when I could buy a 9700k for $270

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Quote: Originally Posted by JMattes View Post
https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/PRIME-Z270-AR/
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Haha and here I reversed them thinking if I posted the Z270 I would be wrong.. I am so dumb some times..
I saw that too, however eve their recommended could have issues as there multiplayer is so not optimized.

So I was thinking the bigger the better, but I am just shocked at how much the 6000 and 7000 have retained value.. I mean the 7700k is still like a $250 chip when I could buy a 9700k for $270

they hold value because so many people want an upgrade and aren't willing to swap their motherboard. they have to pay the lazy tax

grab an ES i7 for ~$100 (I think I linked some in your other thread) or ditch the platform IMO. A ~3 generation old quad core isn't really worth much more than that.

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they hold value because so many people want an upgrade and aren't willing to swap their motherboard. they have to pay the lazy tax

grab an ES i7 for ~$100 (I think I linked some in your other thread) or ditch the platform IMO. A ~3 generation old quad core isn't really worth much more than that.
Does the ES i7 for $100 work on the ASUS.. I thought I read that they dont.. I don't have any experience with them... And only have a low profile cooler in the media case..

Can I overclock an ES chip to the 4.5-4.7ghz without much heat issues?

I would totaly jump on a brand new Ryzen 2700x and Mobo for like $250, but it doesn't have an iGPU

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some Skylake CPUs topped out at 4.3 and others would run all day at 5.0. ES isn't going to change that, it's still playing the silicon lottery.

some of the earlier (low clocked 1.7-2.2Ghz) locked ES CPUs have issues with needing specific boards/BIOSes but I don't know of any issues with the later ones. those low clocked locked ES CPUs were a huge selling point for those on Z170 since Z170 can OC locked CPUs with the right BIOS, I ran a (retail) locked i5 6400 at 4.5 and a i7 6700 at 4.6 24/7 on my old Z170 board.

you can dig through this thread and double check if you want.

you can snag a dGPU for under $15 shipped on eBay easy if your only complaint with Ryzen is no IGP lol.

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some Skylake CPUs topped out at 4.3 and others would run all day at 5.0. ES isn't going to change that, it's still playing the silicon lottery.

some of the earlier (low clocked 1.7-2.2Ghz) locked ES CPUs have issues with needing specific boards but I don't know of any issues with the later ones. those low clocked locked ES CPUs were a huge selling point for those on Z170 since Z170 can OC locked CPUs with the right BIOS.

you can dig through this thread and double check if you want.

you can snag a dGPU for under $15 shipped on eBay easy if your only complaint with Ryzen is no IGP lol.
Would a Ryzen 2700x for like $250+ $15 dGPU be better than just getting an ES i7?

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some Skylake CPUs topped out at 4.3 and others would run all day at 5.0. ES isn't going to change that, it's still playing the silicon lottery.

some of the earlier (low clocked 1.7-2.2Ghz) locked ES CPUs have issues with needing specific boards but I don't know of any issues with the later ones. those low clocked locked ES CPUs were a huge selling point for those on Z170 since Z170 can OC locked CPUs with the right BIOS.

you can dig through this thread and double check if you want.

you can snag a dGPU for under $15 shipped on eBay easy if your only complaint with Ryzen is no IGP lol.
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the 2700X is the better CPU but I have no idea if it's worthwhile for running a SE Game Server. I never even played the game let alone looked into running a server for it.

looking at the recommended specs for running a SE server I'd say no but if you're saying they're not accurate then you know more than I do.

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