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Is This A Good Low-Budget 2D-MMORPG Server Computer?


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kfr

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Hi my name is Kelsey and I am an independant game developer. I'm working on an MMO style 2d-RPG right now and I'm looking for a good entry build that should support me and my game for awhile. I'm using TCP/IP based server and client communication. I went into my local MicroCenter and asked around for a good build here is what they suggested:

Processor: Intel i7 930.
Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R.
RAM: OCZ Obsidian DDR3 Triple channel 1600 (3x 2Gb).
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500Gb 7200rpm (4x) - Setting up RAID 1+0.
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts 650w.
CD-ROM/DVD Burner: Samsung 22x - I don't need this to be fancy, using this to install software only.
Graphics Card: Nvidia GT 210 - I will not be doing much with graphics so I went with this.
Internal Hot Swap Rack: Kingwin SATA HotSwap Rack (x4).
Operating System: Windows 7 Pro.
Case: CoolerMaster HAF 922m ATX.

Is this a good starting point?

Edited by kfr, 31 May 2010 - 10:01 PM.

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Troy

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Hi and welcome, sorry for the delay.

The biggest issue I see here is the Kingwin SATA Hotswap rack - why is this needed? Will you be hotswapping hard drives?

If the server is using TCP/IP as the main communication then I would be sure to have dual gigabit capability.
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Hi Troy thanks for the reply. Yes I will be hotswapping if a hard drive goes down so I do not have to shut down the server to switch them out.
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iammykyl

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Hi kfr.
If you are in the UK, before you buy from Microstore, use this site, http://www.staticice.co.uk/ to get price comparisons.
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