Building a Server
Alright, I'm planning to build a server.
It's mainly going to be hosting Counter-Strike 1.6 games.
It will be running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round.
It will most likely be running Linux of some kind or another, although I may create a dual boot system with some version of Windows.
However, it will have to be running in my garage, which at this time of year experiences sub-zero temperatures. Can computers survive at these temperatures or will water vapour condense and damage the circuitry or something? If this is the case then I will have to consider heating it, as it will probably be in some kind of cupboard. A de-humidifier is not an option. However, are there other options?
I'm guessing for my needs I will require maybe a fast processor and lots of RAM, but it will not be needing decent graphics and sound cards as it will be shut away in a cupboard during it's life. Also maybe a single DVD-ROM drive and a floppy drive. It will definitely have a network card, that must be compatible and supported by Linux.
What I'm asking for is someone to reccomend me a processor and motherboard, as I am not familiar with what is best for servers, and I know nothing about makes and models of motherboards whatsoever. Also anything else anyone can reccomend.
My budget is not massive, maybe around £500-£600 (Pounds - I live in the UK).
I also already own all the required peripherals.
Thanks in advance.