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Raising Money for the new Server

Discussion in News started by Cam, Nov 27, 2007

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    Right, we're due for a new server very soon, most likely before new year's.

    It's coming out of both my pocket and the server host's pocket. Therefore I ask each and every one of you to try and pitch in as much as possible. It's only respectful that you do so. Your money will help go torwards the new server. It will cost about $2000 and I need to raise every penny I can get beforehand. This is the only time I can get it, and it's either now or never. I need to raise about $500 in a month's time, from this community! The server we plan on getting will consist of Dual Opterons, which will allow us to run 50-60 slots @ 66 tick without any lag at all. Please feel free to donate even the smallest amount. Doing so you'll help ensure the future of PlagueFest on this new server. It will keep the same IP address so you will not have to update your favorites.
  2. Jun 4, 2006
    Cam, are we to just donate through the current site going to ck's paypal or a different paypal?
  3. Feb 1, 2007
    Would make sense to keep it the same.

    No doubt people would end up sending to ck's paypal as well as the new one.

    One thing I don't get, why do we need this new one? just for the sake of having a better server, or because we ain't getting it free after January?
  4. Apr 9, 2007
    I thought it was free, but at the time I thought we were going to the newer xeon's.
  5. Feb 3, 2007
    I will add something on Adverts.txt like "Help the pF community raise some money for a new server.. if so 50 - 60 slot 66 tick lag 0 PlagueFest 24/7" ^^ idk something..

    Also as Kyle stated... What about the newer Xeons? :tongue:
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    The server hosting is free, however getting a new server is not.

    Send all donations to ck27's paypal account.

    Whether we get a newer Xeon or Opteron, the new server will be kickass either way.
  7. Mar 17, 2007
    When you say new server, do you mean, new 2nd server or a brand new I.P. server for zm
  8. Jun 4, 2006
    I think he means, same IP, new hardware running the server. Once we pay for the new hardware, the hosting afterwards, is free. (at least that's how I interpret it)
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    Yes. A brand new server that will run under the same IP address. The server itself isnt free, thus why I'm raising money cause I dont want my friend to pay for it all.
  10. Feb 21, 2007
    please explain why we need a new server. I have seen this server's specs, and to me, it will well capable of running CSS
  11. Apr 9, 2007
    Its just not CSS running on the current box.... 2 Samp 100-125 slots (not sure about its current state), and other random things such as shoutcast.
  12. Feb 3, 2007
    Basic explanation time.. Your right.. Its capable of running a CSS standard server np... But.. We got a 42 slot, Unlimited ammo zm mode server... Maps that got mad crap to barricade yourself with etc... and also we host a SAMP server and bunch of other things blablabla Not like the average CSS where the servers are usually 42 slot or much less with limited ammo, Not many items to process all over the map, not a mod, no gunz blazing full throttle etc you know what i mean?

    In order to have a lag free, 60 slot, 66 tick zm mode server you will need a server upgrade for sure. If we can get it upgraded why not? :thumbsup:
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    Why? Well, lets see...

    At the current state of the server, at 42 slots @ 33tick:

    - The server can't pull a constant server-side FPS of 500FPS when the server is full.
    - Source Dedicated Server is a CPU whore. It uses 100% constantly when the server is full and thats where all the lag comes from.
    - Lots of maps crash when the server CPU reaches 100%
    - There are a shitload of good maps out there that can't be added to the server - because of bad CPU usage.
    - These Xeons are Netburst-based, this means that it uses the old Pentium 4 architecture. Waaay out-dated for such CPU intensive applications.
    - There is more than just PlagueFest running on the box.

    ...Thats just pathetic.

    The server is limited by it's processing power, and ZombieMod only hinders it thanks to the Unlimited Ammo.

    Look, I'm pitching in $500 from my own pocket, and whatever I can get from this community. I do not have to do this. Be grateful that I am doing so. To you, Retslag1, the sever may look more than adequate, but these OLD Xeons severely hinder the server's capabilities. The rest of the server is perfectly fine (10gbit connection, 2GB RAM, Dual 160GB Sata HDD's), however if you want to be an ass about it I'll cancel the fucking process. I'm sorry for trying to help the community and making it a better place.

    The server cannot be upgraded either. The motherboard is Socket 604 and the only other Xeon that I can find that will fit it is another Netburst-based Xeon @ 3.2GHz, priced at $700. :rolleyes: According to the Network tech. at CarpathiaHost, This Socket 604 motherboard is exclusive to the Dell PowerEdge SC1425 (which is the server model).

    There. Any more questions? :rolleyes:
  14. Feb 21, 2007
    this is what i was looking for

    wow, guess I learned my lesson not to question what other people are doing. My apoligies for ever asking a simple question.

    this i knew...its an all or none ordeal.
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    It's the way you asked it. I believe we both come off as an ass about it.
  16. Jun 4, 2006
    Yes, you both did, jerks. (I don't blame rets for being a curious guy, though)
  17. Jun 29, 2007
    ill donate another 100 around xmas :razz:
  18. Nov 26, 2007
    I can donate some RAM if needed.

    1 GB DDR2 667 MHz PC2-5300

    2GB DDR2 PC2-4200

    All by PNY
  19. Jun 4, 2006
    Cam would we even be able to do that? Ship ram sticks to Carpathia? That would be bizarre ...
  20. Feb 3, 2007
    Very nice Mr Rain.. Mad props!