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23rd January 2014, 10:12 PM #16
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
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
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.
Last edited by notalot; 23rd January 2014 at 10:14 PM.
24th January 2014, 08:20 AM #17
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?
24th January 2014, 08:43 AM #18
At the risk of sounding uncool and out of the loop........what's Dayz?
24th January 2014, 09:28 AM #19
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.
24th January 2014, 09:49 AM #20
Compared to the difference the hard drives make to your server performance - you wouldn't even notice whether you had ddr2 or ddr3 ram.
24th January 2014, 10:22 AM #21
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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