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  1. #1
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    Which Xeon Server for gaming?

    What is better for gaming? I plan on hosting quite a few Call of Duty 4 servers.

    Dual Xeon Woodcrest 5130
    4GB Memory RAM
    250GB 8MB SATA2 Hard Drive

    or

    Dual Xeon Clovertown E5335
    2GB Memory RAM
    80GB 8MB SATA2 Hard Drive

    Operating System: Centos

    Are the Xeon 3220's able to run Dual?

    Are these even good for gaming? Do you have any suggestions besides these two?

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    The Xeon 3220s (indeed) can't be run in a dual setup, because they are S775.

    Now system A v B:
    System A has less CPU power, but double the ram/more HD space.

    I never ran a CoD4 server myself, but it is almost a fact that the modern games, require a high amount of RAM when running as a server. You should be better with the Dual W. 5130 setup.

    However, I would really try to get a different HD than the 2 you listed. I would be looking at a 16MB cache drive/10K RPM drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaroNet-Rob View Post
    The Xeon 3220s (indeed) can't be run in a dual setup, because they are S775.

    Now system A v B:
    System A has less CPU power, but double the ram/more HD space.

    I never ran a CoD4 server myself, but it is almost a fact that the modern games, require a high amount of RAM when running as a server. You should be better with the Dual W. 5130 setup.

    However, I would really try to get a different HD than the 2 you listed. I would be looking at a 16MB cache drive/10K RPM drive.
    Okay, would you choose the 5335 if it had 4GB of ram too? I believe Call of Duty 4 give or take uses 120MB of ram per server.

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    I would choose the Clovertown, with 4GB of RAM, even with 2 it is fine, but I would still get 4. Also 80GB of space should be enough if its dedicated to COD4 servers.

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    That would be a very cool deal (4GB ram) .

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    Dual Xeon Woodcrest 5130
    4GB Memory RAM
    250GB 8MB SATA2 Hard Drive

    Would be fine. Call of Duty 4 eats up alot of RAM and minimal amounts of CPU. Don't waste money on something you aren't going to need.

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