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Wondering if i can use MY Xeon pc for gaming

Hi fellas im newbee and i have newbee question ..lol
i have a dual xeon pc that i built about a 2 years ago
for audio production here are the specs

Supermicro X7DCA-L link for specs http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/Xeon1333/5100/X7DCA-L.cfm
Dual e5405 Xeons.2.0 ghz
12 gbs of ram(ecc registred)
1tb 7200rpm harddrive

i was wondering if or what i need to do ,to use this for gaming
to play my favorite game BF3 on ultra???


thanks ahead :whistle:
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  1. Ha good luck getting that thing to run... jk all u should need is a graphics card. But don't expect ultra settings at a100 fps
  2. If you throw in a decent PCIE videocard you can do some gaming on it...

    I would say feel free to throw in a low-medium range card if you have one in stock... like a radeon 6670 or 4670... Nvidia GTS250...
    Investing on a high end videocard for this machine is ill advised.

    2x E5405, as much as it has an insane amount of cash memory... is nowhere near an old I5 750 or even a Phenom 955
  3. C00lIT said:
    If you throw in a decent PCIE videocard you can do some gaming on it...

    I would say feel free to throw in a low-medium range card if you have one in stock... like a radeon 6670 or 4670... Nvidia GTS250...
    Investing on a high end videocard for this machine is ill advised.

    2x E5405, as much as it has an insane amount of cash memory... is nowhere near an old I5 750 or even a Phenom 955


    +1 C00lit

    In Intel® Xeon™ E5405 share the same basic micro-architecture as the 1st generation Intel Core™ processors. So with this quad core processor in a dual processor set up you should be able to run a game without much problem. There are only 2 issues that I can see. They are the PCI-e 16x slot to put the video card in and other is the low processing power for most modern games.
  4. +1 C00lit

    In Intel® Xeon™ E5405 share the same basic micro-architecture as the 1st generation Intel Core™ processors. So with this quad core processor in a dual processor set up you should be able to run a game without much problem. There are only 2 issues that I can see. They are the PCI-e 16x slot to put the video card in and other is the low processing power for most modern games.[/quot

    but what if i switch the cpu to a E5472 3.0ghz or E5482 3.2ghz would make it any difference and also the board has 1 pci-e 16x
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