Dual Opteron 280 system fare against today's CPU's for gaming? Tags: CPUs Last response: June 7, 2010 11:30 AM in CPUs Share DMH42 June 7, 2010 8:51:04 AM Hi There . I'm about to be given an older HP server. Going to find a m/board with PCIe support (this only has PCI-X) and move the dual Opty 280's and 16Gb of ECC RAM over. I've been outta the game forever (my PC is an Athlon XP 2000+!!!) But ready to come charging back in.. errm well somewhat - I'm assuming it would come in around upper entry-level vs today's rigs? Any thoughts/insights? Could you perhaps also recommend a PCIe card that would complement such a system - that is, I'm sure many of today's cards are overkill. Thankyou! More about : dual opteron 280 system fare today cpu gaming N.Broekhuijsen a b à CPUs June 7, 2010 11:30:58 AM Opteron is a server CPU, will do gaming, but any gaming on server parts is quite pointless, as you don't really get so far. I'd recommend selling the server and buying gaming rig parts with the money made. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumJust got The Phenom 9850Be today !!! ForumAMD Opteron quad cpu or phenomx6 which would be a faster machine ForumWell I splurged today , what do you think? ForumAMD Opteron Dual -Core 165 1.80GHz - report your experience ForumAthlon 64 FX or Dual Opteron ? Forum4800 X2 vs. FX-60 vs. Dual Opty 280 's ?? ForumHow will SandyBridge stack up against my CPU ? ForumSystem Builder Marathon: Day Two ForumDual Opteron 2383 or i7 ForumDual Opteron vs Dual Athlon MP ForumAMD Steamroller speculation... and expert conjecture ForumAMD Opteron 242 vs Intel Xeon 2.80 Ghz ForumXeon Vs. Opteron Comparison ForumWould your run XEON or Opteron for a game server? Forum9950 AMD Overclocked it not what you think ForumItanium 2, Xeon 5XXX or Opteron 2XX? ForumWill this setup run skyrim at ultra? ForumDo I have to update RAM according to the CPU? Forum[Solved] Good fanless CPU cooler for Phenom ii x6 1090t 3.2Ghz CPU? Forum[Solved] Very quiet fan for a Xeon CPU? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !