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XEON vs Core 2 Quad vs i7

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January 1, 2011 4:58:50 AM

HI, im planning to do CO LO for few of my hosting and i need to know if XEON and CORE 2 QUAD and i7 Which will be ideal for this, assuming we need to host like 400 accounts each server?

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January 1, 2011 5:10:31 AM

Did you consider a Dual Opteron setup?
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January 1, 2011 5:44:54 AM

Would be nice as a dual CPU socket setup
Use plenty of ram (minimal 8gb) ECC for fault tolerance
Use SSD as boot
Use 3 HDs in Raid 1 for redundancy
Your usually not going to be able to OC with a workstation/server board but for stability reasons you would not want to.
Look at the motherboards from Supermicro
Of course this all depends on budget.
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January 1, 2011 2:20:42 PM

Unless you get a deal or plan on using 2+ CPUs (which means CPU supporting the feature), there will probably be no benefit for the Xeon, they will probably just be re-branded C2D/C2Q/i5/i7. Depending on the load you are expecting or if you plan on using many VMs, an I7 (with its Hyperthreading, LGA1156 or LGA1366)) could give a little extra boost, but if the server/vm is mostly idle or I/O bound, it won't make much of a difference.
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