1. Joined : Feb 2015
    Posts : 172
    Windows 10 Pro
       24 Feb 2016 #1

    looking for good cheep Mini PC for (Private) game server hosting


    im looking for a mini pc that i can PRIVATELY host game servers for me and my friends.

    i like this one here but i was wondering what the max ram i can put on it?

    Windows 10 Mini PC "Win Pro G2" CRZ3735F

    i need to put at least 8GB ram because as i said im doing LIGHT server hosting for just me and my friends. ill install linux
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       24 Feb 2016 #2

    It does not look that you could add any RAM. It is really a very low end entry PC. I would look for something more traditional. Look into the Sunday ads. Sometimes they have good deals. Here are a couple starting at $150.

    http://deals.bestbuy.com/?category=featured+deals
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  3. Joined : Feb 2015
    Posts : 172
    Windows 10 Pro
       24 Feb 2016 #3

    whs said: View Post
    It does not look that you could add any RAM. It is really a very low end entry PC. I would look for something more traditional. Look into the Sunday ads. Sometimes they have good deals. Here are a couple starting at $150.

    http://deals.bestbuy.com/?category=featured+deals
    yea i asked the guy ans he also said it cant expand. but im looking for something very small not a laptop because it must hide in my office out of the way
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       25 Feb 2016 #4

    Here are a couple that you can configure yourself. Kind of expensive though.

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...198&CatId=2313

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...196&CatId=2313
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  5. Joined : Feb 2015
    Posts : 172
    Windows 10 Pro
       26 Feb 2016 #5

    whs said: View Post
    Here are a couple that you can configure yourself. Kind of expensive though.

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...198&CatId=2313

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...196&CatId=2313
    yea way too pricey im looking for like $150 - 200 tops
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  6.    02 Mar 2016 #6

    Hi there

    For Light serving duties - and no really heavy CPU duties why not consider something like a Microserver or NAS box. These work very well -- really reliable and usually have 2 - 4 Bays for HDD's so you can get a decent amount of HDD space.

    I/O etc is always well designed for a server -- can run also for 24 hrs a day on as little as 35 W even when serving PLEX multimedia to a few users.

    You can usually add a graphics card as well but it won't be a mega gaming gizmo.

    Depending on what you are doing these small Microservers are cheaper than a traditional PC, much more reliable and take up oodles less space.

    The real crunch is what sort of CPU load will you need -- I find for serving PLEX and a few files the HP GEN 8 ProLiant microserver works brilliantly - I'm running CENTOS 7 on it -- with a few Windows VM's as well --no problems with performance.

    Here's a Link -- I'd go for the one with the slightly better CPU -here's the basic model

    HP Proliant MicroServer Gen8 G1610T, 4GB - 819185-421 - HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8, SATA, Intel Celeron G1610T (2.3GHz, 2MB), 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3, Smart Array B120i, 150W, Non-Hot Plug, no cash back offer available !!! - Compadvance Ltd

    Trick also with these -- connect an SSD instead of a DVD and set the system as default to configure all your HDD's and the SSD to individual RAID 0 drives --then you can install and boot from the SSD - otherwise in AHCI mode you can only boot from an HDD in the first two bays. Running all the HDD's as RAID 0 gives you access to all 5 Disks - although you can combine them in various combinations.

    The HP server takes RAID as the default configuration -- alter in the BIOS if you need AHCI mode.

    Very decent reliable piece of kit at a cheap price and nice small footprint.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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