I'm wanting to build a good, well rounded linux erver. I will be hosting things like web/ftp/mysql and some games like counterstrike and an mmorpg. I don't expect the web traffic to be high but the mmorpg server works with mysql and can drive sql's processor usage way up.
which processor type would suit my needs best?(and possible speed too). I was originall thinking of going with an AMD64 3500+, but I heard that since i will be running so many different apps an Intel chip might fit better because of HT.
I've also looked into opterons a bit but they are awfully expensive and my budget is some what limited. Though if need be I would be willing to put down $600-$700 on the motherboard and cpu.