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Is building a gaming server worth it?

MartinIAm
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I was thinking of putting in 2 gtx 1050 TIs (they're old but they perform ok) into one of my servers. I do have a desktop pc, but when I go on vacation I have to play on something (and one of my other friends). With 50mpbs up I think it should be fine (right?). I was also thinking of getting a bigger server so I can fit taller graphics cards (like gtx 1660), but that's just a little too much money for me at the current moment (pandemic and everything). Should I spend $200 on graphics cards so I can game when I'm away? Is it worth it?

 

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I don't care that much about latency as I will be playing casual games. I have a vacation home not too far away from where I live and the latency from there to my house is about 50-60ms.

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5Mbps up would be more than enough but depending on the type of games and the latency from your vacation spot to your home can dramatically alter the performance you see.

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2 minutes ago, Lurick said:

5Mbps up would be more than enough but depending on the type of games and the latency from your vacation spot to your home can dramatically alter the performance you see.

Yea, but I'll probably depend less on games that require you to have lower latency and more on games that require more than an igpu to run.

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What do you mean by gaming server? If you want to run a game server (e.g. for multiplayer), then most likely it won't utilize GPU at all - it's all CPU work. Or do you want to use one of your servers as a gaming rig/PC?

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1 minute ago, jj9987 said:

What do you mean by gaming server? If you want to run a game server (e.g. for multiplayer), then most likely it won't utilize GPU at all - it's all CPU work. Or do you want to use one of your servers as a gaming rig/PC?

No not really as a multiplayer game server, but for "cloud" gaming from a remote place. Not really as a main gaming rig, but just so when I go out of town for a month, I can play something.

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6 minutes ago, MartinIAm said:

Yea, but I'll probably depend less on games that require you to have lower latency and more on games that require more than an igpu to run.

Yah if you're not playing something like CS:GO or anything then you're fine and even some light non-competitive CS:GO would probably be manageable.

I saw your edit, 50-60ms is probably what some people get normally so I'd say you're good if you have everything else to setup a server already :)

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8 minutes ago, Lurick said:

Yah if you're not playing something like CS:GO or anything then you're fine and even some light non-competitive CS:GO would probably be manageable.

I saw your edit, 50-60ms is probably what some people get normally so I'd say you're good if you have everything else to setup a server already :)

Yea I have everything set up except the graphics cards. My only concern was that I would have to get some kind of Quadro card because I would be passing through the graphics cards through a hypervisor, but I don't think that would be an issue because the setup would be a graphics card for each vm.

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Why build a dedicated Game Server, if its just for when you're on vacation?

Just install Parsec on your main Gaming PC to use it for cloud gaming when you're away from home. 

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