Server specs/recommendations?

Discussion in 'Bukkit Help' started by thebrainiac1, Jan 15, 2011.

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    Hi guys.
    I've been running a casual minecraft server for me and my buddies on and off for a while now, but now I want to set up a dedicated machine as running a server and the game on one machine sucks ass.

    I plan to build my own box as I have experience w/ it. It'll run ubuntu server edition + craftbukkit ofc.
    What kind of specs would you guys recommend for a 24/7 20-30 player server?
    Looking to keep price and more importantly energy usage as low as possible.

    Thanks in advance!
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    dont take my word for it, but judging from what other people have said probably about 1-2gb ram. If you get pc without an os that will cut the cost dramatically too
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    It doesn't need to be much, but I'd get a system with 4 GB ram, and a decent, somewhat new processor. Your Max RAM will depend on how much RAM you want to allocate to the java process, or if you want to run the world in a ramdisk (if not, you need fast HD's). You could probably get away with a 3 GB java process, and a 256 MB ramdisk (for a while anyway).
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    I'm in pretty much the same situation as you. I did a lot of looking on ebay and finding one with DDR2 is a bit tricky. I ended up getting a PowerEdge 1850, has DDR2 off ebay for 139$ , then i ordered a KVM switch (awesome, get one) and i got an extra 4gb's of ram to add to the server making it 8 gb's. All together i spent 332$ combined ebay and newegg purchases.

    Should arrive Tues-Wed!!! I cant wait!!
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    Quad core, with triple channel DDR3 memory, 3 x 2GB. 2 x 250-500GB SATA in software RAID 0. Ubuntu would run great.
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