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Generally, the fastest server to you would be one that's closest to you.
However for best performance worldwide, generally US is a safe bet. A lot of major traffic routes still go through the US. Depending on which location is more important to you, west coast or the East coast will be better. For Asia, generally West Coast will be better. For Europe, the East Coast of US.
Well actually to me, it's all the same. I never think 1/10 of a second makes that much of a difference. And if it is transfer speeds you are talking about, that's not a function of how fast the pings are but more of capacity.