Hi, I'm responsible for order a new dedicated SQL-server and I need som advice in if we should go for Cores or GHz. I've understood that it's hard to say which hardware is right without knowing more about the databases and how they are used, but I can't really tell that since I don't have that knowledge. But this is the information I got, 30-40 databases from 100 Mb to 4 GB in size, no transactions logging. So, the CPU's we are thinking about are this: Intel Dual-Core Xeon 5160 3.0 GHz Intel Xeon Quad-Core E5335 2.0 Ghz that's the only difference as e can se in the configurations of the servers, HP DL380 G5. Which one would be best in general speaking for MS SQL 2005?