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I host small Lan partys 8-20 people & currently just use the largest machine to host the games.

I have decided to buy a dedicated server and 24 port 100meg switch just to make life a little bit easier.

what do you reccomend as a minnimum to play games like bf1942 and its mods, ut2004 and the like.

i was thinking of a amd64 2000 processor 1 gig of corsair 2700 ram.
200gig 8m 7200 western digital hd and just buy a mother board with on board graphics Lan and sound in a basic case.

as for a switch Netgear 24P Switch JFS524 wihich is about aus$230

i appreciate you replies
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UT2004 System Requirements wrote:

Operating System: Windows® 98/Me/2000/XP
Processor: Pentium® III or AMD Athlon 1.0 GHz processor or faster (1.5 GHz or faster processor recommended)
Memory: 128 MB RAM minimum (256 MB recommended)
Hard Disk Space: 5.5 GB free
Video: Any Windows-compatible video card(NVIDIA GeForce 2 or ATI Radeon with at least 64 megs of video memory recommended)
Sound: Windows®-compatible sound card. NVIDIA® nForce(tm) or other motherboards/soundcards containing the Dolby® Digital Interactive Content Encoder required for Dolby Digital audio
DirectX®: DirectX® version 8.1(included)or higher
Multiplayer: Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP)play supported | 33.6K baud modem or broadband Internet connection recommended

BF1942 System Requirements wrote:

* 800 MHz or faster Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon processor
* 256 MB or more RAM
* 16x or faster CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive
* 1.2 GB free hard disk space plus space for saved games
* 64 MB or greater video card which supports Transform & Lighting
* Environmental Audio™ capable sound card

Looks like you should have no problems with that setup, especially if you are going to be running a dedicated server.

As far as the switch goes, $250 sounds steep. You can go pick up a used Cisco Catalyst 1900 for under aus$100 these days.
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Games aren't very demanding on the server usually. That setup should do fine.
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thanks for your replies.
I will have a look at the Cisco Catalyst 1900,
was considering buying a second hand p4 1000+ to do the job. but it all just gets so confusing

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