[bf1942] server hardware question

Steven Hartland killing at multiplay.co.uk
Sat Mar 4 15:44:52 EST 2006

64 player BF2 servers require AMD hardware to run to the best of there
ability i.e. not dropping frames when full. Anything about 2.2Ghz AMD64 is
good. Windows is preferred as BF2 runs much better on windows :(

64 player server full 24/7 will use 20925Gb of bandwidth per month so
your 1GB per month will last 17mins so forget it. As a colo a busy BF2
server is just not an option as it uses just too much bandwidth instead just
hire a server off a good local provider it will cost you significantly less.

    Steve / K
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brigham Stevens" <brs at vikingmind.com>

> 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 * 
> 2         
> (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 
> servers.
> Thank you in advance for any advice you may have!

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