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With these fairly low requirements, any of the mid-range ARM boards would fit, so you might as well go for a Raspberry Pi by default. (Model 2, the earlier models aren't worth the slightly lower price.) The reference price for just the board is $35, plus a power supply gets you 4 USB2 ports (keyboard, mouse, external drive, 1 spare or wifi) 100 MB Ethernet ...


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A Team Fortress 2 server uses about 500MB of ram for a 24 person server, with SourceMod and a few basic plugins running. The storage space you have is more than sufficient for 3 servers, as long as you aren't loading a ton of giant, uncompressed maps. The 8000GB of bandwidth will be fine for 3 servers. (I've run 14 servers on a 10000GB line, with a fast ...


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I ended up going with the VPS with 512MB RAM, single CPU core, 1TB bandwidth, and 30GB SSD. This is because: It was the cheapest option (even cheaper than purchasing a paid VPN service!); It has a Gigabit connection, whereas the dedicated server does not; VPN does not use much in the way of resources, besides Internet (it wouldn't have made sense to go for ...


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The perfect system here's impossible (and I'd be glad to be proven wrong). The HP microserver gen 8 however would be a fairly decent simple replacement that'll meet many of your needs, though not all. Size: 23.24x 23 x 24.5 cm Taller than your space, but this is about as small as it gets. 4-16gb of ram (I'd get the base model, and add ram myself) 4 3....


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I would think entry level servers with RAID, Hot swap and if needed with redundant Powersupply would be sufficient for this. Any of the entry level servers with Dell, HP and IBM should fit the bill. To keep budget low, SATA as opposed to SAS hard drives (keep in mind the reduced RPMs) and built-in SATA RAID can help


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Plex suggests a passmark score of >2000, and suggests a core2duo at 2.4ghz as a minimum for a single 1080P stream. I initially looked at the modern 'atom' architecture celerons but they're a bit too weak. If you didn't need realtime, 1080p transcoding they're excellent. As such at modern processors a dual core 'pentium' based off a 'core' architecture ...


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You can use HP Dl585 G5 or DL385 G5. These servers use AMD based processors both of them take PC2_5300 RAM DL385 G5 Specs Memory : Up to 128 GB (with PC2-5300 8GB DIMMs). PC2-6400 800MHz DDR2 Select models support 2:1 Bank Interleaving. 4:1 Bank Interleaving (Data saved across 2 pairs of DIMMs) and Node interleaving support (data saved across 2 processors ...


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Depends on your servers and your needs. Now, there's a few options with different levels of, well practicality. I'm suggesting samsung drives here since I've had decent experiences with them but your milage may vary - see this specific kernel bug related issue, and their TLC line seems to have had issues. The flagship pro line is solid tho You could go ...


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From what I have been able to find, using an HP datasheet on the Gen 5. On the Expansion Slots section it is stated: Expansion Slots: More PCI-Express slots with up to eleven available with option card Eight slots standard: (4) full length PCI-E x8, (1) full length PCI-E x4 and (3) half length PCI-E x4 slots; Optional card adds (3) PCI-X or (3) PCI-E x8 ...


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The Nvidia Quadro M5000 is a workstation grade GPU. It uses the same chip as the Titan X (a consumer grade card that costs around $1000) so it will perform about the same as the Titan X. The Quadro line is fully designed, manufactured and tested by Nvidia so it has very good compatibility with professional software. It costs around $2500 which is slightly ...


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What are main differences compared to building a desktop ? There isn't much differences between servers and desktops. For instance, Xeon CPUs are not always better than "simple" standards i7 (for instance, the Intel Core i7-6800K is a bit better than the E5-1620 and cost only 440$). But, they are designed to be able to run on a multi-CPU configuration. So ...


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13 million rows is 500GB?! You must have HUGE tables--that's 38KB/row! You must mean 13 Billion rows or 500MB? I've been running a database that has grown from 500GB a few years ago to 1.5TB+ now. If your server has plenty of RAM, any popular brand of SATA SSD with sufficient capacity should be plenty for your use case (if your cache hit ratio is less ...


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Here are 2 cases that you may be able to use for a double power supply. The Thermaltake Core X9 is a solid metal case meant for pc's with EATX support. it modulair and you can probably fit a dual ATX PSU in. The IPC 4U-4310L is a server rack with support for a redundant power supply. this also has hot swap ports and is a 4u form factor. Both are not the ...


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You'll find that you are more limited by RAM than CPU - especially with 16 cores. A 100 Mbit line will not be a limiting factor either. So, going by your RAM, you'll have roughly 16-17GB that you can dedicate to Minecraft after the OS takes the portion it needs. Experience has shown that you can get roughly 10 players per GB of RAM. In this case, you ...


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TL;DR: Get an R510 instead of a case. If you already own a motherboard or need to buy new, get an RPC-4116 (if you need to buy new or prefer a cleaner solution) or a DAS and an LSI 9200-8e. Finding an enclosure with 10+ hot-swap bays is incredibly easy–just take a look at Newegg's server chassis page. Right away though, you'll notice the first issue: price....


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Its extremely unlikely that a NAS or home server's going to be faster than local storage. You're better off getting fast local storage first if external disks are slowing you down. Your file server would be bottlenecked by your network. As such, the extra speed of 2.5 inch enterprise drives or SSDs are unlikely to be of much benefit, though your ...


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The more powerfull (TDP (thermal dissipation power) in watt) the computer, the more you need to cool it down. You can combine one or several of these: You can pick low energy components (CPUs). You can further underclock the CPU or undervolt it so it consumes less energy, hence heats less. Usually when the technology makes a new step (transistor size ...


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Since streaming is a decently multithreaded application, I'm going to go ahead and suggest an AMD equivalent, the Athlon 860K, based off the Steamroller architecture. It is an unlocked CPU, dual-module, 4 CMT cores, with a passmark score of 5617, it shouldn't be much more expensive than the Pentiums. If you want a iGP, the A8-7670K is my recommendation, ...


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You might be interested in the APU boards from PC-Engines. I'm using one for my home-spun router. You get 3 Gig-E interfaces, a dual-core AMD CPU that appears to support virtualization, 2 or 4 GB of RAM, and SD card/mSATA/USB boot capability. You use a serial port to access the system console, and there's no multimedia to speak of. http://www.pcengines.ch/...


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The specific model's going to dependent on the style of plug you have locally. Depending on your specific needs, there's two options. I've not used either of these personally (but I've been looking at them) but if you wanted a prebuilt minimal fuss wireless setup, belkin's WeMo has decent/mixed reviews. Their website is terrible but you're looking for ...


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Your requirements sound similar to my home server, except that I went with an internal RAID-6 array -- so that's $400 in hot-swap bays, cases, and controller cards you won't need to spend. At the cheaper end of the price range, buying pre-made usually costs less than building your own. The mostly-preassembled option I'd recommend would be an Intel 2550L2D-...


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After some consideration I am going with Plex layered on top of FreeNAS, and using a Chromecast for the HDMI head end and using the Plex/Chromcast App on my tablet to perform the control.


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I'll take a crack at this - please keep in mind I pushed for very high spec within the cost restriction, so if you're more interested in bang for your buck over the short term this might not be the best build. It certainly is designed to give you good performance now and good longevity on all the important bits. PCPartPicker part list: http://...


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You can find HDD's under $20 on newegg.com : 80 GB - WD800JD - $9.99 on newegg.com WL 160GB - $14.99 on newegg.com


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https://thehomeserverblog.com/home-servers/diy-19-server-rack-for-home-servers-and-or-esxi-vmware-lab/ Material List for D.I.Y. Server Rack 2 Pair of 20U Space Rack Rails — $45 (eBay) 4 2x4s – $10.00 (Lowe’s) 48 3″ Sheetrock Screws — $4.58 (Lowe’s) 20 1-1/4″ Sheetrock Screws — $4.58 (Lowe’s) Set of 4 2″ High Capacity Rubber Locking Plate Casters – $15.99 (...


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If you are looking just for a PC without a monitor,speakers, keyboard...(considering you have those). Budget might go bit over the 270$ limit. This would be a perfect PC. You can also buy these parts used or new for less money since the pricing here is Amazon/Newegg-based. I figured you wouldn't need an OS(since everyone knows where to get it :D) and an ...


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It's not a board from a traditional server-focused manufacturer, but the Asus X99-WS/IPMI appears to meet your requirements: Single LGA 2011v3 socket supporting Xeon E5-16xx CPUs (you may need a BIOS update before you can boot from a Xeon v4, though). 8 RAM slots supporting up to 128 GB of unbuffered DDR4 2133 ECC RAM (and since Asus is a gaming-focused ...


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You're not going to do that much better just due to updated models of hardware. For instance, current RAM will probably be 2400 rather than 2133, and current Xeon/Epyc chips will offer more banks (6-8 per socket, which only helps if your code is memory-bandwidth limited.) The latest Xeons support AVX-512, which could double performance if your linear ...


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TL;DR: An Inwin IW-MS04, Fractal Design Node 304, or Silverstone DS380. For the purpose of this, I'll be pretty much sticking to 3.5" HDDs–both since that's in the question, and since 3.5" HDDs still contain several advantages. Though high density 2.5" drives are becoming more and more common–@Yisroel Tech pointed out a 5TB drive–they're still not what I'd ...


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