Description

This is for use as a friend only minecraft server, I want to say, The Motherboard is not correct, The one purchased is the M5A78L-USB3 version that can support 32GB of RAM The motherboard will come with CPU+Cooler+RAM pre-installed and was purchased off Amazon For £155+£1 P&P. We only have 16GB at the moment... they only sent half the RAM...

We already have a stack of old HDDs which will be used just for the OS which is probably going to be Ubuntu server 12.04 (LTS) The minecraft server software will be running on a RAMdisk, allowing for the whole map to be loaded in the super-fast memory that RAM provides, and will be backed up on a nightly basis to the HDDs. Me and my friends feel this was a great buy for the money, despite currently not knowing the brand of RAM but we aren't worrying. The only extra purchase apart from the mobo/cpu/ram bundle was the Xfx 450W PSU, we own old PSUs but naturally do not trust them

Currently running off a spare 1TB Samsung baracuda, will be moved to the old HDDs when my other friend gives them too me.

Comments

  • 85 months ago
  • 3 points

Sweet, maybe you could record something of this? Maybe some videos of how it runs? I'd love to see it, I've been meaning to build a game server box for some time.

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

So far runs great, not sure how it will fair on older HDDs, the RAMdisk will be set up when needed, we were unsure what ram we sould get, but happy to see a decent brand not some cheap knock off ram! I just wish to point out this is running the server version of ubuntu, so no gui what so ever :)

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

Heh, true dat to the Linux running server. What's the RPM on those hard drives? Any lag on the servers? Do you plan to run any other game servers or make that server public?

I feel like I'm just interviewing you now. :P

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, um not a clue about the old HDDs they are being acquired from my friends workplace as they are being... um retired. Latency shouldn't be a problem for friends, but as it will be a home run machine there won't be much options for a public server, and currently no plans for any other game servers.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for answering, and so quickly! :P

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

hehe, theres not many times when this isn't open, I comment on most completed builds :P

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Isn't the Minecraft server not multi thread capable? You might be wasting your money on that CPU.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Vanilla isn't but will be running custom stuff that takes advantage of the extra cores, also will be running other stuff such as Teamspeak server, IRC bouncer, web server, email server, Build server for my own programming, SSH tunnelling for other games due to uni blocking half the ports I need

Not to mention, at the price of the bundle we could have gotten a lot worse, and the machine can be used for other things in the future.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

How good is your internet?

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to say good enough, the server will be located at a friends house, who will be moving to new residence at the start of December, and will be getting a decent Fibre optic package from BT, I will say that i have had no problem running the server in the past on 4Mbps up, and people run servers on less than that.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Wouldn't bother with that BT fibre optic, it's only fibre cables to the box, copper to your house:)

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

It will be fibre to the house, I saw them dig up my own lawn to fit the fibre cable for my own home...

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Lucky;)

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

XFX PSUs are made by Seasonic, so they are fine.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, thats the reason we went for XFX :)

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Howmany people is on our server? lol i run 6 month ago a pentium m 1.6 512mb ram a 5400rpm 40gb on 1.5mbs upload and it worked great with 4 people on it minecraft...

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Vanilla doesn't need much, this is a heavily modded server, the amount of processing some mods do in the game is as much as 90% more than vanilla itself. I'm also an admin for Marc Watson of mojangs server, again modded. The popularity of it means we are about to move it to a server costing >$10,000

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Vanilla doesn't need much, this is a heavily modded server, the amount of processing some mods do in the game is as much as 90% more than vanilla itself. I'm also an admin for Marc Watson of mojangs server, again modded. The popularity of it means we are about to move it to a server costing >$10,000

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

pretty nifty whats the server name I might join!