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Hey there, this is my Minecraft server. This is my first build and I ran into issues with the hard drive. Was my fault however as the data cable wasn't plugged in.

Performance is exceptional even with 1.5GB of ram allocated to the server. It is almost lag free :) HDD performs 10x better than I thought it would, gets 40MB/s at times. The RAM is good for the price. Case is amazing and the PSU works. Mobo is a good budget board. Fans that came with the case are good, and the CPU cooler is amazing for the price. Win10 sucks though... privacy issues and such.

Part Reviews

CPU

I bought another one after my first one. Need I say more?

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  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

This server is overkill!!!

Hope I can enter c:

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, but you can't enter (right now) :( It's whitelisted as I don't want griefers and such. May get better upload speed in the future and may expand the whitelist then (I'll have lots of stuff going on then)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Try getting spigot and worldpremssisions. Also try a minecraft server operating system that has an online GUI which is called MineOS. It's a good server OS based on Debian.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion :) Got a spigot server but still a WIP.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

If you had worldpremissions then you can make it an open server. Try SuperHub as well to make a server hub.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't want it to be open, but thanks anyway. Also, I don't need a server hub as it's a SB only server.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm interested to know what sort of server this is running? If it's a heavily modded server then I understand. My 4.5Ghz 6600K has trouble with FTB IE:E skyblock now :D

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Will run bukkit, mods and vanilla depending on what I feel like.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough. How many people are in your whitelist? If you ever feel lonely i'm a fairly accomplished player and would be glad to join in. Atm i have to play on my own because no one I know is really into mods :(

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

6 people, and if I get to know you, I'll whitelist you when I've set up everything. I'm bad at mods but I like the idea (I played a weird mod setup that was similar to Project Ozone once and enjoyed it). I may add more people soon.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

A good way to learn how to use mods is through questing modpacks (like project ozone), watching vids and trial and error. Mainly trial and error.

Tried Project Ozone; was liking it until I updated and lost all my progress due to a overenthusiastic world spawner mod, I told the creator and he basically told me to get lost and that it was my fault.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice :). Shame about the issues with the creator though... I'll find some decent modpacks to get on the server.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I really have no idea how you can justify using a 6700k for a Minecraft server, unless you have over 9000 players XD. All in all, solid build.

P.S. If you are just running a Minecraft server, you could have used Linux and it would have run the same (since Java is Java regardless of the OS).

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  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I must be mistaken, my apologies. I have run a Minecraft server + a LAMP stack on the same box simultaneously with less beefy hardware than this, and both performed fine. That being said, neither had massive amounts of traffic, only 20ish players on the MC server, and no more than 70ish RPM on the stack.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks :) it's fine - no apology needed - mine won't have a lot of traffic right now but it may have more in the future; I'm thinking of running modded when my upload speed gets better :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I completely agree with Pleb.

Zwork, 6700K is adequate for my needs as I need the server to be cheap enough but still last a long time (£700 budget, I had a spare monitor, keyboard and mouse).

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

You've got a solid build here. A little unsure as to why you've done it. But learning to run servers from home is a great thing to be doing. The world needs more techs who know what they're doing! :)

However, a few words of advise from someone in the know. (Operations Director of a Minecraft Host, proof can be supplied to OP should OP not believe.)

I strongly recommend you don't open this server up to the general public.

The general public, when it comes to MC servers, aren't ones you want on your server. Not to mention they might destroy your builds. You'll experience players requesting OP or they'll DDoS you. Not much you can do other than say no. But they've got your home IP address. So a DDoS attack can and most likely will happen if you open to the public.

DDoS attacks can range from 200Mbps+, the average we get is around 5-10Gbps yes Gbps. The largest attack we've had is 300Gbps, I have no idea what damage that would cause. It wouldn't surprise me if it would kill your area switching stack.

So as a bit of a PSA, if you want to open it to the public go rental. Let the hosts deal with the DDoS attacks as you won't be able to.

You might be thinking "it won't happen to me" small server, chances are high. Threats of DDoS attacks are very common. We hear about it every week from different clients.

For the price you paid, you could have got a rental server for a few years (5.7 years on 1.5GB RAM @ $15/mo) depending on the plan you picked.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, it is whitelisted :) Don't want to open it to the public.

  • 43 months ago
  • 0 points

Wait.... THE POWER SUPPLY! Should have got a seasonic for £20 more.