Use server as desktop PC? Tags: Homebuilt Xeon Desktops Computer Dual Core Servers Systems Last response: September 27, 2012 1:01 PM in Systems Share eric95204 September 27, 2012 1:51:09 AM Hello, I was wondering if i could user a sever desktop computer as a regular computer. my friend said he'll give me his old server mobo that uses a xeon chip. i just notice the prices for xeon has drop a lot. xeon dual core 2.33ghz for $14: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017PHAXC/ref=s9_simh... or a 2.66ghz dual core for $30 http://www.amazon.com/Intel-1333MHz-LGA771-Dual-Core-Pr... so would i be able to use the pc as a regular desktop or must it be only a sever. More about : server desktop jemm a b B Homebuilt system September 27, 2012 2:05:59 AM Yes you can use it as a regular regular computer without a problem. m 0 l azathoth September 27, 2012 2:08:46 AM Does the board have PCI-E slots? Those Xeons are basically server versions of the Core 2 Duo's Not very powerful at all for today's standards, that's why they're listed so cheap. m 0 l Related resources Using my desktop PC as a server... - Forum Use server as desktop PC? - Forum Use server as desktop PC? - Forum Rebuild home desktop pc to home file server - Forum E2160 used in server is same cpu as Desktop ??? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jemm a b B Homebuilt system September 27, 2012 12:15:32 PM Regular desktop doesn´t mean a gaming rig. So for the general task it will do the job. m 0 l Shallowmist September 27, 2012 1:01:46 PM You can use it but depends on the PCI-E slots since i assume you would want a graphic card otherwise you would be very limited. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solveduse laptop monitor for my desktop pc? possible? Forum SolvedUse TV as secondary monitor for desktop-based PC -Windows 7-wirelessly Forum SolvedHow to use monitor and the keyboard of a laptop for Desktop PC? Forum Using a server system to function like a desktop computer. Forum Is It Possible To Use A Server Motherboard For a Desktop Computer? Forum SolvedShould i use a second wireless home network to set up my desktop pc to the internet ? Forum SolvedHow much power does my old HP Desktop PC use? Forum SolvedGetting files from Mac to Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive to then use on PC laptop Forum SolvedHow to use Laptop DVD Drive on a Desktop PC? Forum How can I tell Remote Desktop client to use a Proxy Server? Forum How to use Remote Desktop on Terminal Server. Forum SolvedHow can i use a single 1TB hard drive for shared use in 10 desktop pc Forum Cannot use remote desktop from a PC Forum SolvedUsed pc to practice assemble, build and configure a server Forum SolvedUsing a laptop DVD Drive for a Desktop PC? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !