I will be consolidating 4 websites onto one dedicated server. The server will run 1 Xenforo forum 100-200 concurrent users, 3 Opencart stores (total 800-1000 visits everyday),
I was deciding between the below servers.. please advise.
AMD Opteron 6272 (16 core)
64 GB DDR3 RAM
2 x 500GB Software Raid 1
Intel Xeon E5 1650 V2 (6 core)
48 GB DDR3 RAM
2 x 250 GB Software Raid 1
The main difference is RAM vs CPU... Opteron is clocked lower but has 16 cores and 64gb of RAM.
E5 1650 is clocked higher but on 6 cores and less RAM.
They are priced very similarly with the Intel E5 priced slightly higher.
I also have a question regarding Hard disk.. within my budget I am able to get either two 500GB or 250 GB (depending on which server I choose from above) in RAID 1; or I can get one 500 GB or 250GB with a 64GB SSD. I decided to go with two hard disks in RAID 1, since it's less complicated and with redundancy but I'd like to hear your opinion on this as well.
Thanks for reading, any advice is greatly appreciated!