I'm part of a cs:go team and happen to take on the role of running all the servers. I recently have been using 3rd party hosting for our skrims and training as we need a good quality 128 tick server but found that they are often lacking with Hit Reg issues.
I've also been looking for a server that's fairly low power && mainly low noise so i can keep it in my house for my homelab and recently came across the C2750 with 8 cores and 2.4ghz with max tdp 20w. Its in:http://www.anandtech.com/show/8040/gigabyte-server-launches-new-c2750-miniitx-and-2p-atx-lga2011, and some gigabite mobo's aswell.
Now my question is: would this work as a counter strike go server for semi pro play? is there a better alternative?
I ran my CLIENT and my 128TICK MIX CS:S SERVER with a AMD ATHLON X2 250 same time
paired with RADEON HD 4870 and 2GB OF RAM.
And even with a pentium laptop, but it was not that stable as you can imagine :P
You are better off with power and noise for C2750.
Its really awesome!
But for the money you can run it fine with crappy hardware or rack.
I thought it would suffer from single thread performance, Sweet!
I hope you are still reading this.
Check out AMD Athlon 5350
- It's FREAKING $55
- 4-cores | 2.05GHz
- has TDP of 25w
- It has value oriented motherboards starting ~ $35
- comes with a tiny cooler
- fully upgradable in the future
for more info: http://www.amd.com/en-us/products/processors/desktop/athlon#
However, internal graphics doesn't benefit anything as in dedicated server.
Here's what i came up with: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yLtVD3
AM1 would work, as suggested, its a great value. But if you have the money for the 8 core rig-- you will be able to run multiple virtual servers on the same box, even for different games. It depends on what you want. If its just one CS:GO server, the AM1 rig will be fine
I think ill probably go with the atom, Mainly so i can rack mount it to make it pretty. Also boards with the c2750 usually come with 5 nic's so it could make for some fun.
You can rack mount anything you want to. Plus its 4 NIC's, one is an management port for IPMI and incapable of passing traffic generated by the OS.
The atom is a great chip, you will be able to do alot more than just host one CSGO server