It's a server that's going to be home for an IPB forum and about 4 wordpress blogs. So PHP and MySQL.
The price of the two are almost the same. I'd love the RAID 10 for my IO problems with my previous server but the processor is not that great. So I was thinking if I get a better processor and just separate the DB to a 2nd HDD which are both SCSI. Would that help me with the IO or the one with the RAID 10 is better?
Well, the Intel is a lot faster (I used to have an Opteron 170 as my own processor and now an E8400 for testing so I know the difference in speed ), so if you don't need that much space, I would get the E8400 so you can run anything CPU intensive if you ever need it.
The Intel is obviously faster but high iowaits have always been my problem in the past servers that I've used. My goal here is a server that can hold up to the MySQL processes. So do you guys think the 2 X 36gb SCSI (separate web server and MySQL) can do it?