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
BUILT-IN: PCI-X GRAPHIC RENDERING CARD (QUADRO)
OPTICAL DRIVE: DVD ROM
POWER SUPPLY: 650 WATTS DUAL POWER
Server machine 2
PROCESSOR: INTEL PROCESSOR XEON 2.8GHZx2 (DUAL)
CHIPSET: INTEL MOTHERBOARD CHIPSET 7505
MEMORY: 1GB ECC DDR1 RAM
HARD DRIVE: OPTIONAL
BUILT-IN: AGP GRAPHIC CARD
OPTICAL DRIVE: OPTIONAL
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
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
CHASSIS : ELITE 335
POWER SUPPLY : THERMAL MASTER 420Watts
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