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Does it make sense to collect a powerful workstation on 771 socket from b/y components?

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Noticed that powerful enough processors for Xeon 771 socket on Ebay are relatively expensive, for example a couple of these available for $42. Motherboard for them for example this can be bought for $72, well scored 16 gigs of memory for example like this for $96. Fans for such station to another will cost more then $40. In the end, for $250 it seems to get quite a decent machine performance: 16Gb memory + 8 is quite powerful cores + 24Mb CPU cache. I think that video card, drives, power supply and case, it will be possible to take any suitable for a specific task, but even if you take new is still somewhere in the $400. Nakin $50 for incidental expenses and the result is a system unit cost of $700 c performance comparable to new, but much more expensive systems.

It is interesting to use this workstation for video editing, rendering complex scenes, video encoding, etc., etc., i.e. for applications that need significant processing power and are able to parallelize the workload on multi-core processors. The configuration I picked up T. S. "on vskidku" may have more beneficial and "right" options.

Actually interesting to know the opinion of people who understand this issue — would it be possible for such a configuration with the processors, the socket 771 to run on 64-bit Windows or OS X? Will there be huge savings in terms of power?


UPD. Because the comments have some misunderstanding of what I'm asking — let me explain my T. C. classification of computers:
Office desktop: "smart" typewriter, able to correct errors in the text and connected to the Internet. Used by one person for office tasks.
Home desktop: universal mixture of office, desktop, gaming console and media center for entertainment of one person, the requirements for proizvoditelnosti in a wide range of tasks maximum, minimum reliability, important to have a lot of FPS in your favorite shooter and easy to "rotate" high-resolution video.
Workstation — a computer for making money by performing it on any of the difficult work is used by one person. The requirements for reliability and performance in its class max task.
The server is the same as workstation, is only used simultaneously by multiple people. Because as a terminal used by client computers no need for any significant graphics system.


Now I'm not talking about desktop or server, namely on the workstation. Please be aware of this in their responses.


UPD2. Thank you all for the comments, the benefit for the money from using CPUs 4-year-old no longer seems to me so significant to justify so build them on a workstation.

Because the other arguments I have not yet, and nothing more, this idea is not supported — I'll just postpone its implementation or do you refuse, and if they do, then perhaps only for fun :-)

The matter is closed!
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1. 64-bit seven will be able to run, at least Server 2008. About the Makos will not say I do not know, but like Maki was About to xeona, so you can try to tie Hackintosh.
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2. Pereschete on the power is going to win, and then lose the opportunity to upgrade. Although there is still memory speed can spoil the situation.
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3. Iron is not new, so there is a greater chance something you gonna croak and will be looking for old — new parts, instead of changing it under warranty.
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4. But for fun, I would love to have collected a piece of metal! :)
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AMD FX-8120 8x4.5+ GHz — $170
ASRock 990FX EXTREME3 — $111
DDR3 16 Gb — $80
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+ $400 on a video card...
= $761
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On top AMD c twice as fast memory, system bus, SATA3, USB3.0 and other buns, not to mention the eight cores at 5GHz with normal cooling.
CPU and MB these are my prices in local stores, on ebay possibly even cheaper.
Hence the question: why take the old, slow, and greedy?
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You are watching the price of the ebay auction, not the actual price for which the seller is willing to part with the goods, but this fact does not change. For 400$ it is possible to get a good server of the previous generation, which performance will be superior to modern personal(desktop) computers performance. But minus the server — a high level of noise and not a standard case, which is not much except for the rack(rack) to the tie, but it can be solved server-side shell for workstations(but is accordingly more expensive).
Recently just bought 3 servers on LGA771, but with the Xeon E5405 and 4 GB of RAM, and not the E5450(which You see). In the total of 1 server(fully assembled and equipped) cost $ 7000r. The seller still 2sas disk to the server threw.
16GB FB-DIMM memory You go broke...
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Old servers for one or two nuclear xeona(604 socket) and 2000P to get...
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In General, if you're interested I can continue the theme and tell you where to start searching for old servers about the pitfalls associated with them.
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1. OS X forget in this context
2. You bezobrazno not enough performance on the current system or a new system for comparable money?
after 54 series was 55, then 56 and now E5 — each Intel talked about at least 30% higher performance and significantly better rasparallelivanie and power consumption
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IMHO the game is not worth the candle
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On komok.com look, there are often servers just used to sell, maybe that is adequate will fall
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I bought a home server just yesterday, Dell PE 2950 III with two Xeon X5460 @3.16, 16 GB DDR2 FB-DIMM, 600W PSU, with a simple RAID controller without the screws (4 places under 3.5"). Cost 11 000 rubles (I'm in China). However, it is so much howling and hiding, just wildest that I returned it in horror and forgotten forever.
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Your processor has a performance index 7,512 which is even lower than Sparky Xeon L5420 which is 10 times cheaper and compatible thermal case.
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