I've been working on an extra box on my home network learning linux in my spare time (which is also frequently spent gaming). It had been my intention to eventually colocate a 1U linux box once I felt comfortable enough with my linux remote administration prowess. The pricing, however, seems to be rather high with most colocation.
This comes out to an estimated cost of $100/mo (24-30slot source game , 12 slot source game, 8 slot left 4 dead, 10 slot teamspeak2 voice)to enlist the services of a hosting company to provide what I'd like; versus colocating a 1U box with an (estimated) 10mbit unmetered bandwidth pipe. Essentially, is the idea of my own colo box to host my server needs financial suicide? --disregard initial cost of 1U server build