I need to setup a dedicated server for running a web application with sql server at the back end. Only thing at this point matters to me most is the performance for web users. Here are my choices:
- Intel Quad 2 Core Q9400 (passmark ~ 3500) + 8GB DDR2 RAM + 80 GB Intel Series 320 SSD Drive
- Intel Xeon Quad Core x3450 (passmark ~ 5300) + 8 GB DDR3 RAM + 500GB 7200 rpm sas drive
Any clear choice between the two in terms of performance? It will have windows 2008-r2, sql server (web edition) database and IIS 7.5 serving web application.