Search for the "technic pack". It's pre-modded minecraft executible. iIt has industrialcraft along with other mods to choose from. It's the easiest rout to take to play Industrialcraft, however the other mods make it a little much to take in at first. I suggest searching for a tutorial or somthing on youtube if you have any trouble.
I'm planning on running a minecraft sever for my school, however i'm running it off an old PC of mine and am not sure what kind of traffic it can handle. I'd like some people to come on so i could see how the sever holds up.