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Bulid servers for Game-Server

By Anmar Mashat
Feb 19, 2015
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  1. Hello everyone
    so I have gameserer hosting website
    and all my server I rent them from some website
    now I have 2 server in my home but I will sell it
    and I want to buy new one
    but I don't know what is the beast part I have to get it ?
    should I get E5 or E3 ? and 1cpu or 2cpu ?
    I will host on it some game and its MineCraft and some other game from valve
    the other game from valve is
    Counter 1.6,scours,go
    Garry's mod
    Team Fortress 2

    so what is the largest server can I have so I can host as many as I can on it ? and about the price I don't care to much on it so if you can just give me something good
    I think I will host at less 20-30 servers on it

    so what can you advise me ?
     
  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Well I would do some researching on what people use for their servers because I don't have much knowledge personally on game servers. What I can provide though is insight on how the parts differ.

    A Xeon E5 is based on a completely server-oriented architecture while the E3 is supposedly just a more high-quality binned i7.

    I would read up more on server hosting requirements/what is best more in depth than I did below, but the consensus seems to be that the E3 or E5 is fine with lots of RAM. Keep in mind, the E5 can have twice as much RAM as the E3. Another thing to keep in mind is whether the game is multi-threaded or single threaded and the tick-rate of the server. If you have more players and the game is multi-threaded (Minecraft isn't for example if I am not mistaken), then go for the E5 just to be safe.

    I was researching online about the CS:GO server requirements and came across this forum post and they linked to this dedicated server wiki page. Since Garry's Mod, CS:GO, and TF2 run on the same engine, the requirements should technically be the same. Minecraft isn't really too demanding either so you should be fine basing the server on Source games. Here are the requirements for a Minecraft server. It seems to me like the servers don't need much horsepower.

    Here is another useful forum thread that will provide the best insight.
     

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