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Minecraft Server Requirements?

Bani
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Hello!

I am thinking about building a server to run minecraft with some of my buddies, but we've hit a roadblock.

The thing is that although we know a bit about pc's we have no idea what specs are required for a minecraft server.

 

Right now we plan on the server being able to have around 10 players online with no lag, but if that's way below what we want to spend we may upgrade to 20 players.

So my question is what specs would you recommend for a minecraft server for 10 people?

 

Oh and btw we won't be running any highly demanding mods if any at all. Maybe some light plugins.

 

I do also have 2x4 DDR4 2666 MHz sticks just collecting dust so if that's enough then i'll just use one or both. 

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What other spare parts do you have? It probably doesn't take a lot if you don't plan on modding it

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15 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

What other spare parts do you have? It probably doesn't take a lot if you don't plan on modding it

Don't really have anything else. Maybe a couple fans but in a server designed to run a minecraft server i don't see thermals as a problem at all.

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11 minutes ago, Bani said:

Don't really have anything else. Maybe a couple fans but in a server designed to run a minecraft server i don't see thermals as a problem at all.

Why not just run the server on someone's PC, don't think you need a dedicated PC to run the server

 

I do that when I'm playing with my friends

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XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

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9 hours ago, Moonzy said:

Why not just run the server on someone's PC, don't think you need a dedicated PC to run the server

 

I do that when I'm playing with my friends

Yeah i've thought about that, but that require my pc to be up at all times or that we only play when i'm on. With the power intake of my pc and my mothers stance on power consumption that isn't a possibility right now unfortunately. Alternatively i could just have the server running some of the time, but then my friends are dependent on me.

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2 minutes ago, Bani said:

Yeah i've thought about that, but that require my pc to be up at all times or that we only play when i'm on. With the power intake of my pc and my mothers stance on power consumption that isn't a possibility right now unfortunately. Alternatively i could just have the server running some of the time, but then my friends are dependent on me.

you do know that if you build a dedicated server, you'll need to power it as well yes?

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be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

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Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

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2 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

you do know that if you build a dedicated server, you'll need to power it as well yes?

Yes, but a "weak" server use a lot less power than my pc. And yes i do know that my pc wont be running at 100% power while idle with a server.

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4 minutes ago, Bani said:

Yes, but a "weak" server use a lot less power than my pc. And yes i do know that my pc wont be running at 100% power while idle with a server.

unless it's a raspberry pi, that's not the case

high end pc idles, if not the same, only slightly more than lower end pc

 

and an idle PC doesnt really contribute much to your power bill, not as much as you would think

 

from my experience, an idling pc consumes from 50-70W from the wall (single GPU system), that's 0.07*24*30 = 50.5kWh a month

assuming it's 12cents per kwh, it's $6 a month

My PCs: Desky | Beddie | Miney | Benchie

Things I need help with: (nothing at the moment)

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I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

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Products I like:

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Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

Products I hate:

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Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

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be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

Companies I hate:

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Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

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Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

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5 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

unless it's a raspberry pi, that's not the case

high end pc idles, if not the same, only slightly more than lower end pc

 

and an idle PC doesnt really contribute much to your power bill, not as much as you would think

 

from my experience, an idling pc consumes from 50-70W (single GPU system), that's 0.07*24*30 = 50.5kWh a month

assuming it's 12cents per kwh, it's $6 a month

I see, but my biggest "problem" with that is, as i said earlier, my mother. She won't like my pc running idle, so we would have the server at one of my friends house. 

It's also just for the fun of building it and saying "HEY! we build a server : )"

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2 minutes ago, Bani said:

we would have the server at one of my friends house

same question, why don't he just run the server on his PC?

 

2 minutes ago, Bani said:

It's also just for the fun of building it and saying "HEY! we build a server : )"

i mean, if you insist, something like an i5 10400 (non-F, so you save on need for dGPU) would pretty much be enough

i'd say you would benefit from having 16gb RAM, but since you already have 2x4GB, just try that out first and if it's not enough you can always upgrade later

 

i tried running MC server (modded quite heavily) on my 3900x, the RAM usage is quite high actually, exceeding 12GB, but not too sure about unmodded since i nvr experienced that

 

alternatively, you may try running MC server on a raspberry pi, though im not too sure what it is capable of handling and whether if it can fulfill your needs

My PCs: Desky | Beddie | Miney | Benchie

Things I need help with: (nothing at the moment)

Spoiler

none atm

I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

Spoiler

Products I like:

Spoiler

Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

Products I hate:

Spoiler

Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

Spoiler

be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

Companies I hate:

Spoiler

Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

Spoiler

Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

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3 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

i mean, if you insist, something like an i5 10400 (non-F, so you save on need for dGPU) would pretty much be enough

i'd say you would benefit from having 16gb RAM, but since you already have 2x4GB, just try that out first and if it's not enough you can always upgrade later

 

i tried running MC server (modded quite heavily) on my 3900x, the RAM usage is quite high actually, exceeding 12GB, but not too sure about unmodded since i nvr experienced that

 

alternatively, you may try running MC server on a raspberry pi, though im not too sure what it is capable of handling and whether if it can fulfill your needs

Thanks i'll look into that.

From what i've heard a couple gb of ram should be enough for a nonmodded server so yeah ill try those first.

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