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I often look over the website where Dell resells their three year old off-lease computers at about 1/2 new price (and during their frequent 50% off sales, about 25% of new).  Their "fixed workstations" feature the Intel Xeon processor, like this one: "Intel Xeon Quad Core (E5-1620 v3) 3.50 GHz"

Does anybody have any thoughts about using one of these in the home office environment?  How would the speed compare to an i7 processor?

Any incompatibility problems to worry about?  Would they run Windows 10 Pro (which many of them come with) with no problem.

Thanks for any help... inquiring minds want to know.

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Re: Opinions on the use of Xeon Quad Core processors in home computers
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2019, 06:55:13 PM »
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Re: Opinions on the use of Xeon Quad Core processors in home computers
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2019, 09:59:59 PM »
Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out.
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Re: Opinions on the use of Xeon Quad Core processors in home computers
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2019, 12:52:18 PM »
Speaking of sales at the dell refurbished site, one starts today:

48% off of any item for 48 hours, plus free ground shipping
*Not valid on Clearance items, previous sales or E5440 Models
Must use coupon code: SAVE48NOW. Expires Sunday, 4/07/19 9:00 AM CST.


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That means the specific computer that thepitster mentioned is now $270, not a bad deal.
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Re: Opinions on the use of Xeon Quad Core processors in home computers
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2019, 07:55:30 PM »
so if I am only building a workstation to use only for work, no gaming, no mining as far as Intel chips I am XEON all the way..
for anything else I am AMD always.
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