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which server machine is best for me?

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  • hi,

    i have to set up a small webfarm on which i intent to deploy windows server 2003.

    my app has 3 modules , 2 modules are silverlight 4  based and the last one is an asp.net application(.net 4 based) which contains services(Rest and BasicHttpBinding based ) / asp.net pages/ ....

    now the issue is that i have few decisions to make w.r.t selecting which machines should i buy

    i have following option please help me choose the best one w.r.t price and preformance.

    here are the machine specs and their prices.please note there are 2 server machines & 2 desktop PC(s).server machines are second hand while destop PC(s) are new.

    Server machine 1

     

    PROCESSOR: INTEL PROCESSOR XEON 3.4GHZx2 (DUAL)

    CHIPSET: INTEL MOTHERBOARD CHIPSET E7525

    MEMORY: 2GB ECC DDR2 RAM (1GBx2)

    HARD DRIVE: 320 GB

    SUPPORTED: IDE/SATA/SCSI

    BUILT-IN: PCI-X GRAPHIC RENDERING CARD (QUADRO)

    OPTICAL DRIVE: DVD ROM

    POWER SUPPLY: 650 WATTS DUAL POWER

    $300

    Server machine 2

    PROCESSOR: INTEL PROCESSOR XEON 2.8GHZx2 (DUAL)

    CHIPSET: INTEL MOTHERBOARD CHIPSET 7505

    MEMORY: 1GB ECC DDR1 RAM

    HARD DRIVE: OPTIONAL

    SUPPORTED: IDE

    BUILT-IN: AGP GRAPHIC CARD

    OPTICAL DRIVE: OPTIONAL

    POWER SUPPLY: 650 WATTS DUAL POWER

    $180

    Desktop machine 1

    PROCESSOR : INTEL CORE i3 530 2.93Ghz (4MB CACHE - 2.5 GT/s)

    MOTHERBOARD : INTEL DH55HC (LGA1156-AGP+SND)

    MEMORY : 4GB DDRIII (1333 BUS)

    HARD DRIVE : 500GB 3.5" SATA-II 7200RPM

    OPTICAL DRIVE : SAMSUNG DVDRW 22X SATA

    CHASSIS : 335 WITH 420W PSU

    $400

    Desktop machine 2

    PROCESSOR : INTEL CORE i7 930 2.8Ghz (8MB CACHE - 4.8 GT/s)

    MOTHERBOARD : INTEL WX58BP (LGA1366-SND+GIGA LAN-1333/1066 MHZ FSB)

    MEMORY : DDR3 4GB-1333 (2GBx2)

    GRAPHIC CARD : GT220 GeForce PCX 1GB (128-BITS) DDR3

    HARD DRIVE : 800GB 3.5" HDD 7200RPM

    OPTICAL DRIVE : SAMSUNG DVDRW 22X SATA

    CHASSIS : ELITE 335

    POWER SUPPLY : THERMAL MASTER 420Watts

    $900

     

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010 8:30 PM

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