Take a look atthe attached pic and tell me what you think.
this is a front end sql server that serves 50 or so people. the back end on this is a massive dl 380 g7 with 16 hard drives in a raid 10 and 32 gigs of ram and 2 6 core procs that are hyper threaded.
giving you a total of 24 cores.
However this server is a dell 2800 with 2 3.0 ghz 800 FSB CPU's and server 2003 r2 and 4 gigs of ram