Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1

    Best Server Processor

    I'm building a server. What Processor is the best for the money? I see a 3.06Ghz Xeon W3550 for around $315 and I see a Xeon W5580 3.06Ghz for $1660. Is there some reason that is not obvious to me as to why the 5580 is a million times more expensive than the 3550? Is there some kind of hidden factor? I'm sure the more expensive one runs cooler or something but really?? For more than 1k more?

    Is there any reason not to buy AMD? I can get a Opteron 4184 2.8Ghz 6 core for the same cost as an xeon 4 core 3.06Ghz.

    What server offers the best power for the money? My budget is around $300 per processor and I will be running 2.

  2. #2
    Check this website:
    It may help you in your choice a little bit.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    I would go for the Xeon 1230 at this moment (sandy bridge).
    YISP - High Bandwidth dedicated servers and colocation in YISP-AS(Amsterdam)!

    Contact: info "(AT)"

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Karachi, Pakistan
    5580 supports multi processor systems while the 3550 doesn't. So if you want to make a dual CPU machine you'll need to buy the 5580. The naming convention seems to be such that 5xxx chips support dual cpus while 3xxx chips don't.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    At that budget I would recommend 2 Xeon 55xx's. We use them on some of our servers and they are very powerful.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Similar Threads

  1. best server processor
    By freecbc3 in forum Dedicated Server
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 08-18-2010, 03:57 AM
  2. Dedicated Server Processor
    By Cakk in forum Dedicated Server
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 04-13-2009, 05:43 AM
  3. Aus Business CC Processor and Direct Debit Processor Help!
    By Stranger in forum Ecommerce Hosting & Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-16-2007, 05:49 PM
  4. Need third party processor or recommend trustable processor
    By zdscn in forum Ecommerce Hosting & Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-23-2004, 02:54 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts