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Old 06-21-2004, 10:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, me and a friend want to build a gaming server, so we can play UT2k4 with firends and the like. would this be a good server?

amd athlon xp 2000+
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-383&depa=1

since we are trying to cut costs as much as possible, we will use 512mb( 2x256) of pc 133 memory I already have this. and this motherboard
Gigabyte 7ZMMH Socket A VIA KM133A
http://www.ikor-design.com/ikor-desi...oducts_id=3563

we don't have much money to spend on it. maybe a $100 or so (USD) we have an old WD 2800 HD. yup, and 8 GB hard drive, with 5 being used by ut lol. We have my case and PSU that i bought last september, we have a cd rom, and avideo card for it. do you guys think that is good for a server? ( remember, this is for a lan setup, no internet for this thing)
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Old 06-21-2004, 10:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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why do you want a gateway?? just get a switch
If you are not going to be connecting to the internet just spend $50 on a good switch/router instead of spending three times as much on a box thats just going to sit there serving little to no purpose.
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Old 06-21-2004, 10:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ok, maybe i didn't fully explain it right, we want a dedicated server to run UT , since it is mush easier than having one of us host it. I was hoping someone with experience with servers would be able to tell me if that is good for a server, since we are trying to cut costs ( we don't have much money to spend on it)
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Well since the server will actually be hosting the game, and talking back and fourth to multiple servers, you really want pc133? A server doesn't have to be fast by any means, but you need to realize the work that will be involved that the server is going to have to handle..
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Old 06-22-2004, 05:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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just Ask your friend that got a largest ram n fastest cpu to be server.
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