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Dedicated Windows Server Hardware Configuration

Last Modified: 2016-01-10
I will be hosting a web application on my domain using a dedicated Windows 2008 server.  It will use SQL Server 2008 as the database and I would prefer that on it's own server.  So I want at least 2 dedicated servers - one for the app itself and the second for just the database.  

The application will be a lot of reading/writing from the database.  I was wondering if I have 10,000 users running the app daily, which machine needs to be fastest or should they both be equal?  I hate to spend money where I don't have too.  RAM suggestions are welcome as well.

Any insight is appreciated!
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