A server for less than 200 bucks? Go on.....
Ok listen, I'm looking to get a job over the summer and after i get some cash together i'm planning to make a nice little game server to handle game servers like:
Battlefield 1942: DesertCombat, SWOWWII
Unreal Tournament 2004 Server 3323
Serious Sam II
And so on and so forth. Well, I came across some interesting items for making a complete server with decent hard drive, a CDROM drive, and a good server processor (Always get AMD, they make awesome servers. Trust me, my computer was a great server with a 2400+)
So heres what i got, Everything here was at Compgeeks.com:
Case and Power Supply: 24.95
<<Listen, we want a cheapie because we don't want to buy some kind of 70 dollar server rackmount case. Yea, we're going for budget.
Soyo mATX mobo: 38.90
<<Ok, this one's a dead giveaway. It has great upgrade potential, with a 266 and 333 FSB. It also doesn't go cheap with SDRAM, and rather opts for DDR. Go DDR! (Not Dance Dance Revolution, despite being a fun game.)
AMD Athlon 1.33Ghz: 42.00
<<You want to go cheap, but not INSANELY cheap. I was running a 300Mhz server for a while, and it could calculate 20 AI bots in BF1942:DC. Imagine what a 1.33Ghz could do with games like that.
128 MB DDR2100 ram: 23.00
<<Yes, generic plain old dishwater ram. Don't blame me, but it works, and so long as it works, I'm FINE!
20.4 GB Fujitsu HDD: 37.00
<<This should be big enough to hold about 14 games (server editions). 'Nuff said.
48x Lite-On CD-ROM: 7.95
<<Though this may seem unnecessary to some (just load games onto the HDD from a network drive) I think its a worthwhile 7 or 8 bucks. And i swear by Lite-On, so i don't think i'd be let down.
2 Device KVM switch w/ cables included: 19.00
<<If you don't want 2 keyboards, 2 mice, and 2 monitors, get a KVM switch. Yet again, 'nuff said.
SERVER TOTAL: $192.80
I'm planning to work during the summer for alittle extra cash and earn enough to make this server. Game on, kiddies, game on!