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New server for co-location. What hardware better?
INTEL CORE DUO... AMD Athlon X2 4600+ AM2

 10:01 pm on Feb 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

I need to set-up a server for co-location. I got a 4 offers from different companies. I need some advice which could be the best. Thank you in advance.


INTEL CORE DUO E6600 2.40GHZ 1066/2M S775
MainBoard: Intel G965 chipset
HDD: 400GB 7200rpm SATA


AMD Athlon X2 4600+ AM2
MainBoard: NVIDIA GF 6100 Chipset
HDD: 400GB 7200rpm SATA


IBM eServer x226 SystemSeller, Intel Xeon 3.0GHz/800MHz, 2MB L2, (84883DG)
RAM: 1024 MB
HDD: -


AMD Athlon X2 4600, DUAL CORE, AM2
MainBoard: socket AM2, Chipset Nvidia Nforce 570, CPU Athlon 64 X2 / Opteron 1xx,DUAL CHANNEL DDR2, SATA 2 3Gb/p,ULTRA DMA/133, PCI EXPRESS 16X, USB port
HDD: 500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA, 8MB




 10:19 pm on Feb 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

In the leapfrog game that Intel and AMD play, Core Duo currently has the upper hand.

If reliability matters, go with the IBM box, even though it's older technology. They are well-engineered, vs. the white-box goods that the host probably pays some kid to put together in the back room.

And, for a price, you can have an IBM tech on-site within 4 hours in the rare case that there is a problem.

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