What components should I use to build a server pc?

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  • Swoodh 21 Jul 2012 18:51:07 2 posts
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    Hi! Can anyone recommend a component list for a good minecraft server hosting pc. If you could also offer an alternative cheap to buy I would be interested. Also an OS recommendation would be handy!

  • Dirtbox 21 Jul 2012 19:09:34 88,481 posts
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    Any old piece of shit. A friend uses a cranky old P4 laptop with a broken screen to host an MC server and it runs a charm. Your only concern is upstream bandwidth.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 19:10:07 21-07-2012
  • BravoGolf Moderator 21 Jul 2012 20:50:16 12,768 posts
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    I'd suspect one key component is a PSU. That's a power supply unit.
  • dominalien 21 Jul 2012 23:14:44 8,187 posts
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    Yes, this kind, preferably.
  • Metalfish 21 Jul 2012 23:20:15 9,159 posts
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    How many novatrunions can that rig shift?
  • dominalien 21 Jul 2012 23:35:05 8,187 posts
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    More than there are scales on this fish.
  • ILoveThrashMetal 22 Jul 2012 03:21:04 1,066 posts
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    I was thinking about doing something similar for all my media.I want to copy all my misses cds and dvd's (1000+) onto a central hub and stream them wireless throughout our place (she wants music in the bathroom/bedroom).
    But I wouldn't have a fucking clue where to start.
    Its got to be reliable and relatively inexpensive.
    Dirtbox from what iv read of your post so far you certainly know your stuff,any idea what components/software I would need?  :)
  • Dirtbox 22 Jul 2012 04:25:16 88,481 posts
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    Get a NAS. It's a dumb network storage server, it doesn't run any programs so it can't play media by itself, it just stores it but all devices on the network should be able to read from it.

    You'd need a receiver device for a hifi, but tablets, laptops and phones should be fine.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 09:29:33 22-07-2012
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