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    Default Funny story that led to our first gaming server (Terraria)

    So a while back, we moved into a new hospital, and a company bought a Dell Poweredge r320 to run the phone system. The server got stolen, and they took care of it, but in the spring time, a friend of one of our IT guys was like, "Hey, I found this thing in the desert, and thought it might belong to you." It was the server that got stolen, and all that was taken was the harddrives and ram. I got some ram, put 4 HDDs in it, set up a Raid 5 and after some trial and error, got it back up and running with windows server 2008 r2. (The company told us to keep it cause they didn't want it back.)

    So today, I got steam and terraria installed on it, my friend (and boss) set up the port forwarding, (completely unattached from our actual network) and with one tweak of the firewall, we have a 24/7 terraria world running on the server in command prompt. Funny thing, it has one of the higher end 3k xeon series intel chip in it. Slightly higher L3 cache than the 3770, bout the same processing. What's great was, this was set up at work, and with it being completely seperated out, and with keeping some of the juicier details to ourselves, (we call the server our work study project) we have no problem keeping it running here. It was just some fun and I wanted to share it.

    Oh, and I have the coolest boss ever!

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    I say you do.

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    Das amazing wish i could find servers in the desert

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    [QUOTE=PoLoMoTo;175824]Das amazing wish i could find servers in the desert [/QUOTE



    I know right. One that works and isnt a piece of sh*t. Cool story.
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    Default Re: Funny story that led to our first gaming server (Terraria)

    So your plan of hiding it in the desert, and having one of your buddy's find it, worked out great for you
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    This is the server my son Alex & I are working on. Funny story that led to our first gaming server (Terraria)-server-002.jpgFunny story that led to our first gaming server (Terraria)-server-004.jpgFunny story that led to our first gaming server (Terraria)-ssd-bay-002.jpg It has in it at the moment #1 500gb & 4 120gb hdd's. plus #2 120gb ssd's.

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    Jim, you need to do something with the cables, it's kind of messy looking the way it is, you should remove the middle fan, and cut a hole to run the cables through, then reinstall the fan. Next cut another opening right behind the HDD trays, and then run the cables for the HDD cages through that opening, doing it this way will leave all the wires out of sight, leaving you with a nice clean looking build.

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    Will do Stan. Just did not think it was important since it was for a server.

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    It's up to you Jim, you like showing photos of it, so if you plan on showing more photos once it's completed, and take pride in your builds. you might as well do it the right way. After all, what I suggested, can be done in30mins, and you will have a nice clean looking server that you can be proud of. By the way, what made you decide to build a server, what are your plans for it, once it's completed ?

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    Thank's Stan. I will clean it up.Wen I do I will post pic's. It will be for my BF-3 Server. And most lokeley BF-4. I get tired trying to log in & it taking for ever & I want my games to run smooth.

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    Don't you have to pay to host a BF3 server

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    I do belive so.

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    Default Re: Funny story that led to our first gaming server (Terraria)

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    So your plan of hiding it in the desert, and having one of your buddy's find it, worked out great for you
    Plan!?! No, no we totally didn't *cough* plan that out!

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