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Thomas is back as «DN»Lasky® and running Dark Nexus!

Hello members of OC!




I have not been on a lot since I have been pretty busy trying to get our site working and with a little help from our Vice President (I am President), we have a functioning website that is being constantly updated and managed.


I am also hosting a dedicated server that comfortably hosts 150+ game servers and I recently had its RAM upgraded from 32GB to 72GB to help it run faster since it was only leaving a few hundred MB when it was on just 32GB.  This server costs me $70/mo and thus far is running really well.  I currently have a 120GB SSD (for the OS) a pair of 2TB HDD's (one a 7200rpm for game servers and the other a 5400rpm for backups) and a 3TB HDD also a 7200rpm drive.  It has a pair of Intel Xeon E5530's, each one has 4 cores and 8 threads @ 2.4GHz and it has a 1Gb port with the ability to add another if needed.  This server only has the ability to have 4 drives installed, although with 7TB, we have more than enough for the time being, I doubt we will need any more than that.


We are and are always recruiting new members, we welcome anyone no matter where they are from.  Unless of course we have a reason to decline applications.  We use a U.S Army based ranking system, much more concise and also much easier to work with instead of having a simple "Member" "Moderator" "Admin" one, people cannot pull rank this way.  Most of our servers are Halo, although we have a few other games including Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty 5: World at War, Minecraft, Team Fortress 2, and the entire Counter Strike series. Our unofficial games are: World of Tanks, World of Warships, World of Warplanes and Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy.  As you can see, we have quite a few games.  I am also planning to add a set of "ArmA III" servers as well, I have to buy the game first... :(


I think that is all for the time being.


P.S.  If I have posted this thread an incorrect location, please let me know.





President of Dark Nexus.


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Wow, that's a lot of RAM! I suppose if I have anything else to comment on your specs, I hope those Xeons are holding up for you. Nehalem is a little old, but still pretty good for gaming cheaply (lots of people still use it), so I'm assuming with two Xeons, they're good at running a lot of instances of those less demanding games you listed.


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Same, been on one myself and been back 3 weeks now.


I have spent 3 weeks in the U.S chasing tornadoes.  Saw the Canton, Texas ones on April 29th.  I was actually there by the way.

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