Bottle neck on a server.. FSB and SCSI

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  1. 2000GT

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    I am rebuilding a server from an old server. The main purpose is to speed up my sql server by using SCSI drives over IDE.
    I have a mobo I can use that will support my dual 1.8 gig xeon HT's that run a 533 bus speed. I can purchase faster processors with 800 mhz bus speed, but not sure if its worth it.
    What will be most likely to bottle neck my server speeds? Is the FSB a concern at all? dedicated sql 2000 machine with raids being built on 15K RPM drives (raid 0+1 on OS raid 5 on Data) 4 Gigs of ram.
     
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    the sql2000 will be the bottle neck for the db. if you are paying for a DB, Oracle > *, IMO.

    How much cache is on the xeons. 1 or 2mb?
    Is the SCSI onboard or PCIx?
    How fast is the RAM?
     

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