These "rebuilt" servers will have the same specs as our main server but use 200% less energy, this will help reduce the energy costs of apoc.
Whats the difference? Well our current servers are in HUGE cases. And because of this you need a lot of fans to move air in and out of the case because of its size each apoc server has about 12-16 120mm fans.
This is a HUGE energy hog and this is where it is going to change. Instead of a huge case I will be buying the Corsair Carbide Spec-03 this is a lot smaller then our Cougar Evolution case and means I can minimize the amount of fans in it.
One thing that is unique about the spec-03 is the front fan. It has no obstacles in front of it from the front to the back of the case. This means I can have 1 intake fan in the front and focus the rest of the airflow out of the case. With combination of a Corsair H60 Liquid Cooler to cool the CPU with 1 fan pushing air from the radiator out of the case. We should be able to keep the servers cool using only 2 out of 16 fans.
It doesn't stop there though, we need new power supplies and hard drives and memory. The 2nd APOC server is running on half of what the main server is running on for memory. We need to make the 2nd server have 32GB like the 1st server. And do the same for our new 3rd server.
Here is the parts i need to build the new servers just so you guys know this stuff isnt cheap...
So help APOC out and donate/buy supporter! The money I raise from APOC does go right back into APOC. It does not get wasted on useless stuff like other server owners. I know quite a few owners who use their donations to fund their drinking habits... I dont drink so i dont have that problem lol.
With the 3rd server we will have 6 more server slots to run FTB or AT Launcher servers.
Also when Hexxit and Voltz update to 1.6.4 APOC will have a hub. This means instead of having a IP & Port for every server it will be play.apocgaming.org and you login to our vanilla server which will have mini-games, skyblock, the spawn with all the rules and information, and giant portals that connect to the other modded servers. You simply jump into the portal with your modpack name on it and poof your in that server.
This also makes it easier for people to meet new friends, communicate, and play mini games. Because with all the servers linked together, people can chat from Hexxit to TPPI or from Vanilla to Tech & RPG etc. And they can all go to the hub anytime they want to play a game of spleef :D.