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Discussion in 'Servers and Enterprise Solutions' started by discoally, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. discoally

    Associate

    Joined: Jul 25, 2014

    Posts: 41

    Hi everyone,

    I was looking for a little advice from you. I'm planning on building a home server for ARK and Teamspeak, maybe a different game in the future.

    Would an E5-2670 and 16gb of ram do the job? I was planning on having 2x 500gb hdd in raid and a gt 1030 or something to provide the required graphics.

    What I would really like to know is will the E5-2670 be a major bottleneck? Will it useful for a few years 2-3 anyway?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Steveocee

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 5, 2011

    Posts: 3,403

    Location: Derbyshire

    For teamspeak a Pi would kill it, having said that. Discord is free and seems to be the "norm" these days. Can't really comment on the ARK thing as have never run one.
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2017
  3. neodude

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 18, 2007

    Posts: 3,021

    Location: West Lothian

    I run a Rust server on a Ubuntu VM with 4 cores of my E5-2670 passed through and 16GB RAM. Appears to work fine. I'm not sure about ARK but I know the Unity engine in Rust is only single threaded so only one of those cores will be getting used.

    I just run a teamspeak server as a docker.
     
  4. discoally

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    Joined: Jul 25, 2014

    Posts: 41

    How many players on your server usually? Rust and ARK both seem like they enjoy single core love.
     
  5. neodude

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    Joined: Nov 18, 2007

    Posts: 3,021

    Location: West Lothian

    3 or 4 at the most (It's very new, lol). The number of players isn't usually the issue, it's the number of "Entities". That's why I try and keep my map fairly small and limit players to 50 max, it should reduce the number of items on the server.
     


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