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May 29, 2012 5:13:54 AM

Alright, so i have a server
-Repurposed Desktop
AMD Athlon 64 Bit 3200+,
7200RPM IDE 40GB OS Drive, 7200RPM IDE Seagate 100GB "Media Drive"
4GB RAM
Windows Server 2008 x64
and i want to build a whole "new" setup and am wondering about specs.

I have 2 2.4GHZ Xeon's SL7D4's (Boxed version)
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Xeon/Intel-Xeon%202.4%20G...(BX80532KE2400E%20-%20BX80532KE2400EU).html

And i can find a motherboard that can support it on Ebay for 40 bucks.

Now, my question(s) is that which would be the wiser decision, keep using my current setup but upgrade it to a dual core (hp motherboard, cant check model numbers at the moment), or upgrade to the Xeons?

It wouldnt really be any problem to pay for a new license neither.
Now what i mean by the wiser of the decision, is the architectures of both processors.

The servers tasks are
Deploying Windows/ Updating Workstations with WSUS
File Serving
Media Sharing
"Remote" OS host

Thank you for looking at this, and i hope somebody can help me with my decision.

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May 29, 2012 8:13:44 AM

Plenty of Socket 604 motherboards on ebay buy now starting around £40+P&P.

Me ..

AMD Ph II x4 + mobo (with raid) deal.
8GB Ram
Use a bunch laptop hdd's to keep power and heat low o/s raid-1, data raid-5 and then do partitioning.
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May 29, 2012 4:08:00 PM

das_stig said:
Plenty of Socket 604 motherboards on ebay buy now starting around £40+P&P.

Me ..

AMD Ph II x4 + mobo (with raid) deal.
8GB Ram
Use a bunch laptop hdd's to keep power and heat low o/s raid-1, data raid-5 and then do partitioning.


Which would be the best decison though? The athlon or the xeon in a server setup?
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May 30, 2012 1:18:47 AM

mike253 said:
Which would be the best decison though? The athlon or the xeon in a server setup?


Definately the Xeon but its pretty expensive
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May 30, 2012 4:16:29 PM

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May 31, 2012 10:44:08 AM

Hello friends,

Intel launched its E5 family of Xeon processors today, a tremendously important product line for the chipmaker that brings new performance to Intel-based servers and workstations. The E5 line now comes in two varieties, Intel announced at a launch event here at the CeBIT tech show. First is the E5-2600 series for the mainstay of the server market, systems with two processor sockets. Second is the E5-1600 series chiefly for single-socket workstations. The Xeon chips are a very important part of Intel's business.

Thanks :bounce: 
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May 31, 2012 11:24:59 AM

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