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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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