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Hardware for a modded Minecraft server

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I want to build my own server (2~5 player with 50 mods) but I can't figure out actually what kind of CPU I need? I heard about Minecraft server doesn't fit multiple cores well so I guess a Pentium G3470 is enough ?

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just a question I want to throw into the room.

have you considered not buying a computer and using a hoster for your gameserver?

also, high core clock is your friend, aswell minimum 8gb ram (16 are better, when running your own server).


 

 

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Faster clock speed is better if possible and 16GB of ram should suffice. If you can host the server from a SSD but point the backups to a hard drive... +1

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If modded minecraft is the only thing being hosted on the server, then you will need a high clock CPU. I believe some pentiums can reach 4GHz, in which this will provide a better experience. Also, 16 GB of ram is your go to, as well as an SSD.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, IrishJ said:

just a question I want to throw in the room.

have you considered not buying a computer and using a hoster for your gameserver?

also, high core clock is your friend, aswell minimum 8gb ram (16 are better, when running your own server).

Thank you for your advice :)honestly hosting a vps is better (im running one already) but in China the PRICE is the nightmare :( one with 2C4G with 5Mbps cost almost $50/month.

 

by the way, I wonder old Xeon like E3-12xx v2 or sthg else is ok if the server can use multiple cores to offset the lower clock speed ?

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24 minutes ago, Howlandhuang said:

I want to build my own server (2~5 player with 50 mods) but I can't figure out actually what kind of CPU I need? I heard about Minecraft server doesn't fit multiple cores well so I guess a Pentium G3470 is enough ?

A decent few generation old intel core i5 should be more than enough for most people I'd imagine. Hyperthreading might boost server performance a bit but I'm not entirely sure how that works. As of now I'm running a vanilla server on an i5 3570 and haven't had issues yet I plan to upgrade to a 3770 at some point though. I'd recommend hardware a little newer than mine however.

 

 

Edit: minecraft servers only use one core. No need for multiple cores your best bet is a high clocked older intel cpu anywhere above 3.5ghz is probably fine.

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2 minutes ago, Howlandhuang said:

Thank you for your advice :)honestly hosting a vps is better (im running one already) but in China the PRICE is the nightmare :( one with 2C4G with 5Mbps cost almost $50/month.

 

by the way, I wonder old Xeon like E3-12xx v2 or sthg else is ok if the server can use multiple cores to offset the lower clock speed ?

That's why I wanted to ask :)

In your case I'd go with a high clocking second hand cpu from a few years back. Maybe you can get your hands on a i7 6700(k) or 6600(k). Also try to get a used mainboard from that era, should be sufficient.

And I agree on using a ssd and hdd for backup, and in your case you should go for 16gb ram operating in dual channel (2x8gb).

good luck with your build!


 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Killing-time-itself said:

A decent few generation old intel core i5 should be more than enough for most people I'd imagine. Hyperthreading might boost server performance a bit but I'm not entirely sure how that works. As of now I'm running a vanilla server on an i5 3570 and haven't had issues yet I plan to upgrade to a 3770 at some point though. I'd recommend hardware a little newer than mine however.

Thanks! I check both CPU in cpubenchmark.net ebay.com and taobao.com .They have almost same scores in SingleThread (assume server use single core not multiple) but the 3770 price is not good I suggest you keep 3570 :)

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23 hours ago, Howlandhuang said:

Thanks! I check both CPU in cpubenchmark.net ebay.com and taobao.com .They have almost same scores in SingleThread (assume server use single core not multiple) but the 3770 price is not good I suggest you keep 3570 :)

The 3770 is a little pricey but if hyperthreading makes a reasonable difference for server performance might not be such a bad buy. But I'll probably do a full hardware upgrade before then.

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