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Old 06-16-2005, 08:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What would be a good computer for a 20slot counterstrike source server?

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Old 06-16-2005, 06:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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give me the exact specs. because a friend is selling a p3 or p2 not sure but it has a gig of ram and a 20gig hard drive and a 19in monitor but i dont think that could run a 20 slot css server.

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Old 06-16-2005, 06:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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any computer you would play it on should work just fine as a server...

You wont need a huge graphics card or anything, a fast harddrive and lots of ram. I am not sure if a p3 has the poop to run 20 slots without lagg though...

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Old 06-16-2005, 07:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Low budget:
40-60gig HD, $30 video (to take load of system memory and CPU), a reasonable Athlon XP, 512-1G RAM

Higher budget:
2x60GB in RAID 0 (it's not really that expensive)
Athlon 64 3000-3400
1GB Dual Channel RAM
Cheap video

daappleby's right, it doesn't take that much power to run a 20 person gamesever. Heck, my 1.2Ghz laptop can run a 35 person Battlefield listen server (non-dedecated) with full bots and not a lot of lag (practically nothing when run as dedicated)

EDIT: RAID will be very helpful if you ever find yourself on gigabit networks, and it ensures that the clients don't have to wait for the server to do anything. And even for the low budget server, I would highly recommend the gig of ram, as it would eliminate pagefile use, something that seems to cause a lot of my listen games to go framey.
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Old 06-16-2005, 08:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You don't even need an athlon 64. Just go socket 754 and a 3100 sempron.
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