Which server is better?

Blast

Active member
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.
 

Blast

Active member
A friend of mine says that #4 is better because:
e5-1650
6 core
12 threads
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2*E5620
8 Core
16 threads
 

Blast

Active member
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.
 

WSWD

Well-known member
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.
 

Sheratan

Well-known member
2. Xeon E5-2620 / 32GB RAM / 2 * 1000Gb HDD / 100 MB / s
3. Xeon E5-1650 / 32Gb RAM / 2 * 1000Gb HDD / 100 MB / s
Reason: RAID :D

Both of them (2620 and 1650) is great. I use 2620 as node server with SSD and really fast.
 
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