System requirements for a home (internal only) server.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ming, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Can someone suggest the minimum-to-average system hardware requirements for a home server that may have upto 6 machines connecting to it? (Especially CPU & RAM)
    Possible use of server:
    1. Application sharing
    2. File sharing
    3. Gaming
    4. Combination of the above.
     
  2. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    pretty much any machine that still runs can do filesharing and application sharing, the only specs you'll have to work to live up to are the game server specs. and that heavily depends on which games you'll be serving on the machine. some games have system requirements for servers in FAQs and such...

    or if you list them here we might be able to come up with something :)
     
  3. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Got nothing is particular at the moment, but say something like CM4, CS and UT2004.
    Suggestions on specs that will run these games smoothly?
    Also, can a machine run host two games simultaneously?
     
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    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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  5. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    These are minimums:

    1. Application sharing - >1gig CPU with 512 RAM and 7200 RPM HD.
    2. File sharing - any K6 or P3 machine. 256 RAM 7200 RPM HD.
    3. Gaming - (I assume you meant dedicated server w/six users.) 3 gig Barton, 1 gig RAM
    4. Combination of the above. (See answer to 3.)

    You will probably have bad results file sharing while running a gaming server. If you must combine them I'd think about 3 gig P4 with 800 mhz FSB. Anyone else have any puts on trying to file share off a gaming server?
     
  6. Tweak

    Tweak The Weedman

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    3 gig Barton for a gaming server? Depends on the game but I don't know any that require that much. Don't listen to him.
     
  7. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Are you serious? This is a small home server for internal use only.
    I'm gona try and find those mini server thingies and see what specs they have.
     
  8. LeeJend thats way over the top mate ;)
    Mines a P3 running at 550mhz, with 512mb SDRAM, 30gb 5400rpm drive and it runs perfectly as an application, ftp, webserver and filesharing!
     
  9. toretto

    toretto Mentally Absent

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    currently i run a server for the same thing you have, it is a p4 1.7ghtz with 512mb's ram... dont need much to run a dedicated server. UT2K4 uses barely any clock cycles and 93mbs ram when it is running. other than that it is all good.
     
  10. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Definitely.
    I know people with (internal, and httpd) servers of 300 to 400Mhz, and only 256mb ram. You don't need anything too impressive until it comes to the gaming.. each game will have their minimum and recomended server specs somewhere to use as a reference :)