server hardware question

Brigham Stevens brs at
Sat Mar 4 14:53:14 EST 2006

hi list! So quiet on here lately.  I have had no traffic since Feb 18?

I'm investigating putting my own server together and hosting in a colo 
facility versus renting a dedicated unranked server from a GSP.  They 
offer 1GB bandwidth per month.... So I'm pretty sure I will need to buy 
some more bulk bandwith - any ballpark on how much bandwidth (per month) 
a 64 player server uses if say it is only full %50 of the time? Gee it 
would be spiffy if someone had a BF2 bandwidth calculator web page!

So I'm hoping someone on this list can offer a little advice:

Is dual proc better than a single proc with dual core?

For example, Intel Xeon (Dual mPGA604 ZIF Sockets) vs dual core Pentium 
D (LGA 775 Socket)?

(Dual mPGA604 ZIF) Sockets dual Xeon (3Ghz)                $275 * 
(LGA 775 Socket) dual core Pentium D  (3Ghz)               $272 * 1
(Socket 939) dual core AMD Opteron 165 Denmark (1.8Ghz)    $298* 1 
(bundled/sale)(this one is easy to overclock...)

I know the BF2 server is basically single threaded, but since I'm buying 
the server I want either dual core or 2 cpus so I can do other stuff 
with it, and hopefully it will be more useful for at least 2 years.

So basically I'm trying to put a 1U rig together using newegg with a 
budget of 1,500 - 2,000 max, starting with one of their 1 U Bare bones 

Thank you in advance for any advice you may have!


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