Okay Ive finnaly been requested by a client to put together a Small Stand alone Server for a small company with about 10 PC's... future exansion of upto 25 PC's
They are on a budget,
So my question is...
Do i need to use Double socket opteron machine
or will a Phenom II x4 965 on a high performance board Do the job?
For the Opteron the Board will be the ASUS MF4 series
The phenom would use the new ASUS M4A89TD with added PCI-E network interface card.
Both will use 8 GB or ram and 4TB of storage!
WIll the 965 Be sufficient?
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Obviously, those systems are now obsolete. I would go with an Opteron solution in either a Socket C32 or a Socket G34 board, based on the sort of CPU demand I expected. A 2P board with a single 6-core Opteron 4234 is under $450 delivered to addresses in the 48 contiguous states (USA), and that gives you the option of upgrading for $178 (current dollars) to a 2P Opteron 4234 machine presenting a total of 12 Bulldozer cores (plus the cost of additional RAM, if required). If more CPU processing power is required, the 4200-series Opterons from the 4256EE through the 4284 are 8-core packages (total of 16 cores in a 2P machine).
Given the 8GB RAM limit, I'd probably go with the C32 solution: is doesn't seem like there's a great deal of workstation-type processing going on. On the other hand, if they need a bona fide hotrod, the G34 Interlagos goes up to 16 cores per CPU; 2P boards are available from under $430 and the 6212 (8 cores per CPU) recently went for $292.38 on eBay -- which would get you started in a system directly upgradable to 16 cores and same-board upgradeable to 32 cores, for less than $723 for the motherboard and your first CPU. Yeah, that probably stings as much as the whole-system cost for the M4A89TD-based machine, but it presents far more capability in a server.