Poecraft is now closing (My Minecraft Server)

So I have been hosting Poecraft for about 2 years and some months I did take a 7 month break last summer and revived the project for about five months but I think it is time for it to close :(. The main reason is because I have lost interest and so have all my players have too. I still have amazing memories from awesome people hanging out on my server. But the time has come. Yes, I could get more players but most Minecraft players seem to be 8 year old kids saying they are older than that anyways. I am sure there are other games that I can host a server on that I might enjoy. I don’t want to close it but really there is no point. It’s really just sucking power for no reason if no one is playing on it. Kinda sucks because I just spent a lot of time working on updating my server. Anyways, I may put it up every now and then 🙂

If you have no idea what I’m talking about don’t ask. This is a link for why I closed Poecraft 🙂

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Why “business” grade computers and laptops usually are not that good and slow

Most business grade computers are not actually that good. Some are better than others but most of them have a few things in common: Slow, Crash Occasionally, and are sometimes a big pain to use. But one of the main problems with business class computers is a lot of the software that businesses put on them, really slow them down to a halt. Business computers are really only meant for office work. Business grade computers are really the bare minimum for what they are used for. You would expect a business grade computer to have decent specs but definitely not a power house. But even browsing the internet and using the latest version of word with all those fancy animations do require some power. Some business computers are actually good quality and are great for what they are needed for. But most advertised business grade computers are not very good. Really what I am saying is if you bought a middle class computer it should be fine and be pretty fast for what it would be needed for. Something I don’t get is why most businesses don’t go for refurbished computers or used computers that have a lower price than a brand new computer that is about the same speed.

My point is business grade computers don’t seem that good because of the software that is on it and that they are the bare minimum. You can think of it this way, you can buy a 750 watt power supply and if you only use 200 watts while gaming, that power supply will last a very long time. It is not being worked very hard. Whereas you could buy a 250 watt power supply and it would really be struggling and would burn out much faster. If you bought a computer that has a little more power than you need, chances are that it will be more convenient and that you may actually end up needing that power every now and then. It would also save money in the long run because when windows 7 becomes unsupported, it would be able to run the next OS. Sure it would probably be slow and feel like a business class computer but at least it could be used for a few more years.

Hopefully that made since to everyone reading this…. My point is a little more power than you need is usually best for the long run 🙂 If you actually read through my rant, please leave a comment and give me some suggestions on how I can make my “rants” better and what I should rant about. Thanks again! 🙂

My Computer Specs

Hosting machine that hosts Poecraft and some other steam game servers:

Processor – Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 @ 3.33 GHz (Not over unlocked so I can not get it to go over 3.33 Ghz)

Motherboard – ASUS Rampage Formula 2008 “Republic of Gamers” ASUSTek Computer INC LGA775

Case – X-CLIO case of some sort

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Graphics Card – AMD Radeon 6800 series GPU @ 850 MHz Memory 1 GB @ 1110 MHz

OS (At the moment) – Windows 7 64 Bit Pro

Monitor – Cheap Acer  1440 x 900 P191W

RAM – 4 GB DDR2 Ram @400 MHz (Overclocked to 600 MHz)

Keyboard – PC Concepts Rubber Dome Keyboard, feels GREAT typing

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SSD? No

Gaming Machine:

Processor – Intel i5 2500k over clocked to 3.60 Ghz

Motherboard – Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Z68XP-UD3 (Socket 1155)

Case – Corsair 3000 something

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Graphics Card – 2048MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series

OS – Windows 7 64 Bit Pro

Monitor – (Main) ASUS VE247 1920 x 1080 (Second) Acer 1440 x 900 P191W

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RAM – 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (9-9-9-24)

Keyboard – Logitech G15

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Mouse – Logitech Gaming Mouse

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SSD? No

Laptop

Processor – Intel i5 520M

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Motherboard – HP Motherboard of some sort

Graphics Card – Built in Intel HD Graphics 1.0 (2008)

Monitor – Generic 1366×768 Anti Glare

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RAM – 4GB DDR2

SSD? Yes 260 GB Kingston

Model – HP ProBook 6450b From 2008

OS – Windows 7 64 Bit Pro