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Old 01-05-2007, 12:56 PM   #1
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Server choice, any recommendations?

Intel back on top for dedicated servers too? Just wondering how their dedicated servers are doing these days (I guess overclocking them is out of the question ).

I am currently using a Barton 3000 with 1GB of ram. The server is used for php/mysql sites, mainly vB. The current server is chugging along fine but I have off-loaded all attachments to a different script on a third party server but that's less than ideal so am thinking of upgrading servers.

Here are a few choices - want to spend as little as possible really.. around the $200 or less mark. What do you think?


Processor
RAM
Hard Drive
Price


INTEL 1

Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86GHz
1GB
160GB SATA II
$124.95/mo.

INTEL 2

Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz
1GB
160GB SATA II
$139.95/mo

INTEL 3

Dual Xeon 3.0GHz HT
1GB
2 x 160GB SATA II
$199.95/mo

INTEL 4

Dual Processor Dual Core Xeon 5130 2.0GHz (Woodcrest)
2GB
250GB
SATA II
$239.95/mo

INTEL 5

Dual Processor Quad Core Xeon 5310 1.6GHz (Clovertown)
2GB
250GB
SATA II
$279.95/mo

INTEL 6

Dual Processor Dual Core Xeon 5160 3.0GHz (Woodcrest)
2GB
250GB
SATA II
$329.95/mo

AMD 1

Athlon 3800
1GB
160GB
SATA II
$99.95/mo.

AMD 2

Dual Core Athlon 3800
1GB
160GB
SATA II
$119.95/mo.

AMD 3

Dual Opteron 246
1GB
160GB
SATA II
$184.95/mo

AMD 4

Single Processor Dual Core Opteron 275
1GB
160GB
SATA II
$199.95/mo.

AMD 5

Dual Processor Dual Core Opteron 2214 2.2Ghz
2GB
250GB
SATA II
$249.95/mo.

AMD 6

Dual Processor Dual Core Opteron 2218 2.6Ghz
2GB
250GB
SATA II
$329.95/mo.
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Old 01-05-2007, 01:50 PM   #2
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Re: Server choice, any recommendations?

Intel 4. looks yummy but above your budget
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Old 01-05-2007, 03:47 PM   #3
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Re: Server choice, any recommendations?

Intel 2 would probably be the best choice for your budget. However Intel 4 looks even better if you had that extra money in the budget.
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:13 AM   #4
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Re: Server choice, any recommendations?

Is it just the extra 1GB ram that's swinging you? I could probably get Intel 2 with 2gigs too.

I don't know much about the Dual Core Xeon 5160... whats it like?
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Old 23-05-2007, 12:47 AM   #5
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Re: Server choice, any recommendations?

Is this a good one?

Intel Dual Xeon 2.4GHz HT
RAM: 2GB
Hard Drive: 2 x 80GB SATA
Monthly Fee: $134.95

It has 2GB ram and 2 HDs (could use one as a back up)

What do you think? What's the Intel Dual Xeon 2.4GHz like?

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Old 23-05-2007, 02:05 AM   #6
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Re: Server choice, any recommendations?

without knowing much about your traffic etc... i'd pick the best performance to price ratio one which coincidently is the best server on the list =

INTEL 6

Dual Processor Dual Core Xeon 5160 3.0GHz (Woodcrest)
2GB
250GB
SATA II
$329.95/mo
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Old 23-05-2007, 04:23 AM   #7
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Re: Server choice, any recommendations?

Thanks George

Is the last one I posted any good?

Intel Dual Xeon 2.4GHz HT
RAM: 2GB
Hard Drive: 2 x 80GB SATA
Monthly Fee: $134.95
It has 2GB ram and 2 HDs (could use one as a back up)
It's a really good price, and I guess I could always upgrade later. It's on offer, 2GB ram instead of 1GB.

I currently use a Barton 3000 with 1GB of ram and one single 80GB hard disk. Would the Intel one be quite a bit better?
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Old 23-05-2007, 10:37 AM   #8
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Re: Server choice, any recommendations?

brook,

Knowing how high io operations are on alot of these web and sql servers (combining them can often be suicide). I'd be going with a smp system for sure, i'd also be wanting 2 disk so i could put them in a raid0 configuration (im assuming you have regular scheduled backups)

Sql means high memory usage, so youd be wanting to go with 2gb of ram minimum, I'd be pushing towards 4gb, but of course you have to buy for your situation.
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