I am in the process of setting up my first dedicated web server. This is what I will be using it for: As a Media Server w/ WHS 2011 with Windows Server 2008 R2 in visualization for hosting my websites/testing client websites.
My question is what hardware should I use?
I am thinking about purchasing this: Ebay Poweredge 840 it has a Xeon Quad Core and I already have Sata hard drives and memory so I can max it out to 8 GB.
My other option is that I have a AMD Phenom II 955 x4 and all I would need to do is by a new motherboard, probably this one: ASRock AM3+ Mobo
meh, im getting into expensive stuff, but for a processor... especally if your expecting high traffic, go for dual 6 core xeon... unfortunatly... good luck finding a board... and xeon is ridiculously priced...
OR... you could gofor the AMD opteron series... there coming out with a 16 core processor soon... hope this helps a bit, i didnt awnser all your questions