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      05-27-2013, 11:40 PM   #1
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server pc for gaming?

we're trying to put a gaming room together, does it make sense for each of us to buy a single desktop or chip it for a server type if pc and each get their own LCD + keyboard/mouse ,etc.

where can i get more info on server gaming pc? we have about 6-10 people
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      05-27-2013, 11:47 PM   #2
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everyone needs a gaming rig powerful enough to handle what you want to play AND you need a server to host.

i don't play the new computer games, someone else here will probably know more about specifics.
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we're most likely gonna use it to play LoL
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      05-28-2013, 12:47 AM   #4
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oh... i don't know then, i was thinking lan games
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      06-02-2013, 10:25 PM   #5
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best bet would be separate pcs. for gaming you can build em pretty cheap. I work at a comp store so i can give you a ruff estimate if you need.
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yeah get seperate PC's, game streaming even over a LAN just isnt worth it, and Virtual desktops are not meant for gaming. it would end up as cheaper and easier in the long run just to buy a few competent pc's in a bulk setting, then upgrade them as needed.

I recommend contacting manufacturers on prices for "6+ gaming machines"
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Yes ! You have to separate your pc then it possible to do this one.
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How good are your displays? What resolution? If you're doing 60hz monitors, you can get away with cheap AMD APUs that run less than $300 a machine if purchased in bulk.

If you're doing 75+hz panels (maybe even 144hz) and need GPUs to match, it might go into the $400s. LoL is a very low-demand game, graphics-wise.

Is it a dedicated gaming room? Do you even need cases?

Let me know what your budget is. And, AFAIK, I don't think Riot lets people host because they are a F2P, micro-transaction-based business model. No one would buy anything if you can just mod skins client-side (although many people are already doing this).
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I've had a server in my office before, and it's VERY noisy. I cannot imagine that thing being on all the time.
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Just because it's billed as a server doesn't mean it's what you'd expect in a data center.

It doesn't necessarily have to be all that powerful either.

What are the games you're looking to play/host?
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