Which server is better?


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1. Intel Core i7-2600K / 32GB RAM / 2 * 1000 Gb HDD / 1 GB / s
2. Xeon E5-2620 / 32GB RAM / 2 * 1000Gb HDD / 100 MB / s
3. Xeon E5-1650 / 32Gb RAM / 2 * 1000Gb HDD / 100 MB / s
4. Xeon 5620 x2 / 32GB RAM / 1000Gb HDD / 1 GB / s
5. Xeon E3-1230 / 16Gb RAM / 1000Gb HDD / 1 GB / s

These servers fit right into my budget. Which is the best out of this 5? I just don't have the option to replace the HDDs with SSD though. But what do you guys think?

I'm buying this tonight. So I need a little help on deciding.


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100mb is fine. I'd hazard a guess and say 90% of the servers connected to the internet are at that speed or slower.
Thanks once again man.

Anyways, so there's a $25 difference between E5-1650 and E5620 x2, which one should I get if my main concern is pure pagespeed? My site is just going to run Xenforo. We currently have a few hundred users. I just have a lot of addons and future proofing the site.


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As was said, the 1650 is certainly a beast. Can't go wrong with that. As far as the port, I would definitely go with 1gbps if it's available. 100 mbps is fine for actual usage, but very easily overwhelmed by script kiddies and such trying to attack your server.