the only reason is because of very tight budget constraints. are there any downsides to using a server cpu for d3?
i will probably replace w/ better intel CPU 2-3 years down the line.
You'd be hard pressed to find a motherboard for that cpu.
Can you elaborate on this point? I looked on wikipedia and it says the only socket that works is LGA 771, which apparently only supports Xeon chips. Is this right, and if so, does it mean if I ever wanted to upgrade to like i5 in the future, I'd have to buy a new mobo as well?