thanks Andrew for your clear explanation.
it helps me a lot.
do u recommend a specific cpu, i was thinking in the lines of:
AMD Athlon II X3 400e, Triple-core 2,2GHz
AMD Athlon II X2 235e, Dual-core 2,7GHz
wich is better, more cores or greater Ghz.
All the best,
I would suggest using a mid priced dual core processor with a reasonable amount of cache - the AMD Athlon II X2 235e, Dual-core 2,7GHz would seem to meet that general spec pretty well. We build our Dianemo Core's using server grade motherboards/processors/memory but our Cascade product line uses consumer grade hardware (Intel based though).
My home core however is a Dianemo unit we no longer manufacture and is based on a Gigabyte 945 motherboard with a single Core 3Ghz Intel processor... it works fine though.
All the best