kama at pvp.se
Thu Apr 27 09:24:36 EDT 2006
The cost differences between 280's anf 285's is not that great, but there
is quite a leap down to the 275's.
I will probably go with 275's. Hopefully I can get new funds later to add
other servers and if we dont, I might just drop the max players to make
sure the server are capable to run 2142. Or maybe just buy a couple of
285's or if something like 295 have been released.
On Thu, 27 Apr 2006, "Einar S. Idsø" wrote:
> Hi Bjørn,
> You may want to consider the 280. BF2 has had its peak already, and new
> games are on the horizon. No server specs have yet been published for
> BF2142, but I would expect that game to impose a heavier load than BF2.
> Also, if you want to be able to run heavy mods such as FH2, you may want
> a CPU that's a bit stronger than the 275. I'm not saying that this is
> definitely the case, I am just saying better safe than sorry :)
> kama wrote:
> > I'll check out the costs for 275's instead, I just got how much money I
> > can spend and going through with 285's will just go over my budget.
> > 4GB and SCSI is the default configuration on all our boxes and I will
> > preferably not go around that.
> > /Bjorn
> > On Wed, 26 Apr 2006, Steven Hartland wrote:
> >>BF2 runs best on AMD hardware in our experience. The 285 are top
> >>of the range CPU's and you will pay for the nose for them. I'd
> >>suggested using 275 instead which are much more reasonably priced
> >>and will run 4 * 64 player servers no problems on a dual 275 machine.
> >>4Gb of ram is also overkill for BF2 2Gb will do you fine. 15k scsi
> >>the same, consider raid edition SATA instead.
> >> Steve
> >>----- Original Message -----
> >>From: "kama" <kama at pvp.se>
> >>>I am in the middle of buying new hardware for setting up BF2-servers and
> >>>are wondering what path we should go for best performance.
> >>>The choices are either (all w 4GB RAM, 2*73 15krpm, SA6i, Dual CPU):
> >>>HP DL380 G4 3.4GHz
> >>>HP DL385 G4 AMD Opteron 285 (DualCore)
> >>>HP DL385 G4 AMD Opteron 2.8GHz (SingleCore)
> >>>I have never worked with Opterons in a gaming environment.
> >>>I will also run them under win2003, or are there any other windows version
> >>>that are preferable over 2003?
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