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. 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. Related resources Using my desktop PC as a server ... - Forum Use server as desktop PC ? - Forum Use server as desktop PC ? - Forum Create a windows home server with an in use PC - Forum How can i use a single 1TB hard drive for shared use in 10 desktop pc - 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. 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumServer / Desktop PC ForumDesktop vs Server CPU ForumUsing My Desktop As A Server ForumSmall business server using 1 pc as a source ForumAdvanced Server as Desktop PC ? ForumRemote Desktop wont work when server PC is woken up by Sch.. ForumSync handheld directly to a server , without a desktop PC ForumWhat desktop motherboard can be used with Windows server 2008 ForumSuggestions for using an Intel server motherboard in a desktop ? ForumUsing Server Architecture System as PC ForumRunning a media server using remote desktop ForumUbuntu Server or Desktop for media " server " ForumHTPC Mobo+CPU ~$150 ForumHP Pavillion Desktop Service ForumBest $500 desktop builds More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !