Measure how busy is sql2005 database

I want to measure how busy is sql server, so I decided to monitor via perforamnce monitor transaction per sec and batch request per seconds.
Can someone tell me  in details what I can tell from both query, form the number how should I tell pur db is busy ?
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sventhanCommented:
What you need is this tool SQL Monitor

http://sqlmonitor.codeplex.com/

Its free and get the most of the information you like to see.
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