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    Ok so I got the servers mixed up, the Dell is a Dell PowerEdge III 2950 and is running the Hyperviser and the Hp is a HP ProLiant DL 385 Gen2 and runs the 2 FTB Minecraft servers

    Dell specs:
    2 Quad core Intel Xeon E5430 @ 2.66 GHz
    32 GB DDR2 800 Ram
    6 7.2k 500GB Hard Drives running in Raid 5 with 1 hot spare

    HP Specs:
    2 Dual Core AMD Opteron, not sure of the model @ 3.0 GHz
    16 GB DDR 400 Ram
    2 10k 500GB running in Raid 1, the server doesn't have any slots for more drives

    All of this is backup up with a 1500 APC UPS and backs up to my desktop every night (with a horrible set of scripts)

    Lastly my net is a BT Business line running at 76mb down and 19 up.

    The cost of running all of this is about £100 per month. £60 of that is on the connection.

    The big thing that I found running this from home was keeping it cool through the summer, during winter its not a problem, in summer the servers get quite hot but never enough to worry me or power them down.
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    @pete @dhicks

    I have had a look at the tech you posted, but it just seems to compact and doesn't have a whole lot of room.

    I'm looking for something in the range of what @notalot is running, only with 32gb ddr3 ram (ddr2 is just too slow).

    The above @notalot post) goes for around £200 on ebay. How much more would i fork out for the equivalent processor and ram but in todays age?

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    At the risk of sounding uncool and out of the loop........what's Dayz?

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    To be fair you would be surprised how far DDR2 will go.

    As I've said above I'm running some fairly intensive game servers with a large number of players across them, I tend to find that the Hard Disk access times are the bottle neck rather than the ram.

    On eBay the prices are looking like £300-£500 ish in the dell range something like a Dell PowerEdge R710 and HP Proliant DL380 G6 if your really wanting the DDR3 but I'm not sure if you really need it.

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    Compared to the difference the hard drives make to your server performance - you wouldn't even notice whether you had ddr2 or ddr3 ram.

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    I was looking in custom PC magazine last night, theres a couple of manufacturers there offering pretty decent "entry-level" high-end PCs at around the £500 mark or just over, I would be tempted to consider one of them over a specific server if your looking for something a bit more beefy than a Microserver, the PSUs though are a thing to be wary of, as they can start to smash the electric bill in if you use it a lot (my main rig has a 550w psu and its quite noticable on the usage when that things on a lot in things like school hols instead of my two hours a couple of times a night)

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