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Use server as desktop PC?
Sep 27, 2012, 1:51 AM
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:
or a 2.66ghz dual core for $30
so would i be able to use the pc as a regular desktop or must it be only a sever.
Sep 27, 2012
Sep 27, 2012, 2:05 AM
Yes you can use it as a regular regular computer without a problem.
Sep 27, 2012, 2:08 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.
Server processor for gaming.
Is a quiet dual XEON or Core i7 build achievable?
Should I go for dual xeon woodcrest or regular core dual?
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Sep 27, 2012, 12:15 PM
Regular desktop doesn´t mean a gaming rig. So for the general task it will do the job.
Sep 27, 2012, 1:01 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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