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 Is It Possible To Use A Server Motherboard For a Desktop Computer? Forum Using a server system to function like a desktop computer. Forum How do I get a Kindle Fire to use Remote Desktop through a router wired to a PC? 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 How can I tell Remote Desktop client to use a Proxy Server? Forum How to use Remote Desktop on Terminal Server. Forum SolvedHow to use Laptop DVD Drive on a Desktop PC? Forum Solvedhello i have recently bought a used computer ,ThinkCentre Edge 71 (1577K8U) Desktop PC Intel Core i3 2120 (3.30GHz) 4GB DDR3 5 Forum SolvedHow can i use a single 1TB hard drive for shared use in 10 desktop pc Forum SolvedUsed pc to practice assemble, build and configure a server Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !