Dont use RAID 5... SQL, especially, due to constant dynamic file updates. The constant writing will be penalized with RAID 5, RAID 0+1 is best. Also, stick with the dual xeon, its what we use on our SQL 2000 servers, with 2Gig of memory... SQL is a serious resource hog. also stay away from software RAID with big dbases or SQL
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