I am not an expert so I would ask to you please. We are looking for a dedicated server for minecraft for our community, we have two options:
Intel® Core™ i7-2600 Quadcore 3.40GHz incl. Hyper-Threading Technology RAM 32 GB DDR3 RAM Hard disks2 x 3 TB SATA 6 Gb/s HDD 7200 rpm (Software-RAID 1)NIC1 GBit OnBoard Ubuntu Ping 61 average
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3520 @ 2.67GHz RAM 24 GB DD3 Hard disk 2 TB Ubuntu Ping 41 average
So is more important the ping in a server or the hardware, and the 20 ping of difference what will change?
For our server we need high ram (ramdisk) and high cpu (server use single thread) so we prefer the first option but have more ping, and we don't know what means.