Best Hardware for SQL Server 2005

I am buying a new Server to run SQL Server 2005.

What do you recommend as far as hardware on the server itself?   How much RAM, best Operating System, etc...

It is only a 2GB database with ~50+ users.
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What edition of SQL Server 2005?
rrowe68Author Commented:
Which version is recommended?

I am just housing a 2GB Database (nothing to fancy), ~50 Stored procedures and functions.

I am sure all of them have the "nightly maintenance".

I am not looking for anything too fancy.
For that you can go for Standard Edition.

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If the server is for SQL only, you may want to go with HP hardware. You can start up with 4GB of memory. However, for future upgradability, you may want to install Windows Standard Edition 64 bit (same cost with 32 bit) so in case you need to upgrade more memory, you have room to go up to 32GB (for more than 4GB of memory you need to modify boot.ini with a switch: /PAE). For that amount of users, 4GB will capable to host it. Check the following server hardware:


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