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Old 01-21-2014, 08:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a budget of 650$ to spend on a mini it system
Since I want the system running all the time 24/7 I need a really low power consumption but as well as high power
I don't want to do gaming on this PC I built a gaming PC last year I want this PC for running game servers
And pleased don't tell me to buy a server I already have one and they suck when you buy it
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What's the primary purpose of this system?
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I want this PC for running game servers
He already answered that question, mate
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He already answered that question, mate
Oops, missed that . My bad.
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I built one pretty much like you want last year for about that. The only negative is mine only has 8GB RAM. I'd say push that up to like 16 you'd be fine Well I spent 500, but after you factor in your 16GB instead of the 8 I linked it'll probably get up there.

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Okay thanks mate I will try and get 16gb ram and this would hosts easily host a mc server and I also got told to use Linux
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Also does this system have low power consumption because I need this to be running 24/7
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I haven't seen very many hiccups when hosting my server.
You really won't get lower power consumption with a Minecraft server.. It's pretty demanding.
Power consumption si about half my desktop though at max power (850 vs 450W) so.. I'm happy


EDIT: Also, do you have any experience with Linux? Do you plan on running it on command line only? with a GUI? Do you have experience with the command line?

I run Debian 7 on my server.. Haven't use a GUI on it since my Mint days
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I Dont see the point in having a beefy IGP in an APU for a server. For low power consumption I'd suggest a haswell i3 or i5. If you aren't hosting game servers the i3 is more than plenty.

Edit: Just noticed the mc server thing. Yea much better off with an i5. Much more power than the APU.
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I Dont see the point in having a beefy IGP in an APU for a server. For low power consumption I'd suggest a haswell i3 or i5. If you aren't hosting game servers the i3 is more than plenty.

Edit: Just noticed the mc server thing. Yea much better off with an i5. Much more power than the APU.
I agree. Sometimes I regret getting the AMD chip its a repurposed HTPC though

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