Dual or single CPU 1U Servers?
Since colocation (small scale 1-10U) is quite expensive in my opinion - would it be wise to go for Dual CPU 1U servers, in order to put a larger number of total slots on it?
I have past experience, but this was a few years back and I am not sure how never games work seen to resource usage.
I realize that this is a "how long is a string"-question, but still...
Take two examples:
Dell R210 (Single Xeon X3460, 4Gb DDR3 1333MHz and SAS 15k)
Dell R410 (Dual Xeon E5520, 8Gb DDR3 and SAS 15k disc)
If we take games like BF2 and CSS - how many slots can you put on each server? Is it worth adding better CPUs on the R410, like Xeon X5550 - and perhaps increase the RAM?
Will the disc be a limiting factor in the end?
I am not keen on ordering various Dell servers, to try my way through - so any advice would be much apprecicated.
I would like an honest reply - not the "2*32 player servers answer, not more then that". GSP hosting is all about overloading your servers without your customers noticing it - I know that from my own previous experience.
PS. English is my second language - so I do apologize for any spelling or grammar errors!