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  1. #1
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    Hey, i'm looking to get a dedicated server for hosting video game servers. I'm looking for something in North America with extremely low latency. I need the ability to get Windows server licenses as well. Preferably not too expensive.

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    Are you looking for a particular region in North America? Such as like East Coast US....
    All the best,

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    Are you looking for a particular region in North America? Such as like East Coast US....
    All the best,
    Nope, not particulary. Just somewhere that gets a decent or low latency all around the US and Canada.

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    Nope, not particulary. Just somewhere that gets a decent or low latency all around the US and Canada.
    My experience with the Peer1/ServerBeach network has had low latency.
    All the best,

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    My experience with the Peer1/ServerBeach network has had low latency.
    All the best,
    Thanks, i'll take a look

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    I had softlayer servers in their Dallas/Washington DC/Seattle DC's.
    By far their best, is the Dallas DC.
    Why?
    It has the most connectivity
    Is in the central US, meaning good pings for everyone in the US and Canada.
    Regards,

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    I had softlayer servers in their Dallas/Washington DC/Seattle DC's.
    By far their best, is the Dallas DC.
    Why?
    It has the most connectivity
    Is in the central US, meaning good pings for everyone in the US and Canada.
    Regards,
    Ah okay, perfect. Thanks!
    Anyone got a test IP for ServerBeach or SoftLayer?

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    Ah okay, perfect. Thanks!
    Anyone got a test IP for ServerBeach or SoftLayer?
    SL: 208.43.201.210
    ServerBeach: Unsure.
    Regards,

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    SL: 208.43.201.210
    ServerBeach: Unsure.
    Regards,
    Thanks, sent a ticket to ServerBeach seeing if i can get one.
    I get about 80-90 ms off SL from Canada, not bad. Not amazing though.

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    Thanks, sent a ticket to ServerBeach seeing if i can get one.
    I get about 80-90 ms off SL from Canada, not bad. Not amazing though.
    What ping did you expect? I'd play any game @ 90ms ping. Even though I get 9ms pings to them
    But I'm only a few miles from their DC.....
    Regards,

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    What ping did you expect? I'd play any game @ 90ms ping.
    Regards,
    Oh i expected about that. That's good from going to the US from Canada.
    I get about ~50-60 from my servers at Carat Networks, and im on the other side of the country and using a different ISP.
    Heres a test IP from Carat: 24.102.56.128

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    Oh i expected about that. That's good from going to the US from Canada.
    I get about ~50-60 from my servers at Carat Networks, and im on the other side of the country and using a different ISP.
    Heres a test IP from Carat: 24.102.56.128
    60ms. Dallas, TX

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    60ms. Dallas, TX
    Wow. might just get it from Carat then. My friend in the UK gets about ~100 from it.

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    Wow. 30ish ms from SoftLayer's Seattle IP
    67.228.118.21

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    generally everyone loves internap for gaming. softlayer uses internap so there you go

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