Question Request help deciding which computer to purchase

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- Background: My client is running an ancient application which must run on Windows 2000 . His current computer is an 11 year old Dell 980. It needs to be replaced. The database for this ancient application is SQL server 2000 . My understanding is SQL server 2000 loves memory, the more the better. The application will run using Virtualbox .

Question: I need help deciding between a Dell T5810 Workstation 1 each Intel E5-1620 v3 (3.5 ghz), 32 gigs RAM, Quadr K600 running Windows 10 pro
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Dell T5600 workstation: 2 each Intel E5-2670 (2.6 Ghz) 32 gigs RAM Quado 4000 running Windows 10 pro

Q1.) Which processor would you choose and why?

Q2.) Since the application runs in Virtualbox , which of these computer do you feel would be faster and why?

Q3.) Please share your thoughts about these 2 computers. I need to make a decision soon.





Thank you for your help.
 

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