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E5 1620 or E5 2620?  How to decide which is best for my use? I will be installing SBS 2008 onto software RAID 10 and virtualize the OS, but physical install SQL database.  Plan to install Exchange and file server and DNS on another server.  So, for this server, how do I figure which cpu would be better? I plan on using this board:

SUPERMICRO X9SRI-F ATX Server Motherboard LGA 2011 DDR3 1600

and using 8 sticks of this ram

Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Registered DDR3 1600 Server Memory SR x4 Hynix C Model KVR16R11S4/4HC

I am assuming by using ECC and placing them in all 8 ram slots that I will be utlitling all available "channels"? I have hardly any idea what I am talking about, but ready something about the design of the cpu such that it makes better use of bus and channels and blah blah no idea what i am saying....anyway, barking up the right tree?

Sorry, and the real question, how to decide which cpu is best for my use?
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