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Do you think this will run Tekkit for 6-8 players?

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I ran a ClearOS based Linux gateway until about a week and a half ago when a hard drive died. None of my older systems are cooperating so I'm looking at building a new low-power system to use as a gateway (or installing ESXi on a mid-spec system).

I'd like it to run Tekkit if I do build it.

Assuming bandwidth is not an issue, what do you all think this will do as far as running a Tekkit server on a Linux distro:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131697 (CPU benchmark: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=AMD+E-350 ) or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813153229 (Benchmark on same page)

This for RAM:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231424 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231213 with the Intel board)

At most there'd be 8 players. It'd likely max out at 4.

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The old machine ran 4 different HDDs internally and has had 3 die in the past year. They're sort of half-dead as what they do is disappear until the machine is power cycled, which tells me my data is not quite safe.

The old machine runs an Athlon 64 3200+ venice core on socket 754. I've attempted to reinstall the gateway OS I had on it and am having trouble. I suspect the drive controller on it is messed up as all of the PATA drives on it are doing this, but the SATA drive that I had on it has been fine. I've swapped motherboards around and re-learnt that one is compatible with absolutely nothing, the other lights fire to its third RAM slot if you install anything in it (I remembered this and did not have to re-learn it. haha), and it's an awful lot of trouble to get an old Athlon 64 back in action when it can't host anything.

I'm looking at low power consumption processors for a reason. The machine runs 24/7 and I don't like noise. I know these are low performance processors, but the system power consumption is <60W at load, which really appeals to be considering these Athlon 64s were ~140W at idle.

What low power CPUs have you all used, so I can compare benchmark results?

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What, you mean you aren't joining? :'(


On average I'm expecting 3 people on including myself for certain, an additional 3 friends have requested an invitation and then a few who are getting one regardless of if they want it or not, and they're all allowed to invite whoever they want. When people are on, there'll be 2-4 people on, with occasional arranged parties that will double that amount. I can't fit more than 8-10 people on my upload bandwidth, so after that it's a moot point.

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How about something like this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103888 I've heard you can overclock them pretty well, plus it has the option to unlock an extra core if you have the right motherboard, which is pretty much every one these days. Add on a new cooler with silent fans or something, might be worth looking at.

Semperons are OLD, if you are going to be using an AMD product then you should be looking at the Althon's, Phenoms and dare I say it the FX series.

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On the benchmark chart, the Sempron 145 scores 863 whereas the E-350 is at 726. The AMD board I was looking at isn't explicitly designed for 24/7 operation, but the Intel board is (and the Intel CPU scores 800-something). It's likely this Sempron CPU requires an active cooler and it will require a motherboard not designed to work low-power.

I do have a Core 2 Duo E7500 to use to host, but I'd rather keep it set aside to host the VMs I shoot at with Backtrack Linux and not have it powered on all the time this summer. I have no AC in this room at the moment and next week it's >100F outside.

Overclocking usually causes a logarithmic spike in power consumption/heat output after you get past a certain spot (usually ~3%-6% of the base clock depending on processor generations). It's definitely not what I'm looking to do with this system. ;)

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