Got a Xeon E5520 CPU and I want to build a killer gaming rig. Was wondering what mobo's I can use with this chip, or should I sell the chip and get something else ?? I want to use GTX260 and unsure what p/s to use.
Any advice would be appreciated
The cpu will also require a Xeon compatible server motherboard.
He is right it is a server chip. But it will still be a good processor for gaming it is basically an I7. Now it does have a relatively low clock speed of 2.26 I dont see no problems in getting it up around 3.2GHZ overclocked.
And the good thing about this board it will allow you to move on to a higher clocked I7 or even get the I7 980X with this board. To be honest the selection for boards for that chip are slim but this ASUS I posted will be a good board for a gaming rig.
Will also post the list that says it will work on this ASUS board.