- Jul 31, 2016
Buy from a reputable seller on ebay or if your lucky and work in company with an it department you might even score one free from a decommissioned system if they are cool and you ask nice. For a light duty Nas server for streaming video and files you can get away with a dual core but quad core is fine. Idk if they make dual core xenons in 1155 socket. Cpus rarely go bad compared to other components and when they do its usually due either overheating from failed cooling or too much voltage from trying to push the limits of an overclock but server systems rarely are overclocked.I'm currently building myself a NAS to free some space on my desktops, and was thinking I could reuse an old case and mobo I had lying around waiting to be used.
Issue is, the motherboard is 1155 socket and cpus for it aren't easy to come by new, so I might buy an used xeon I found. How likely is it that the thing still works ?
I've never bought used pc parts, and buying used CPUs sounds like a gamble, but xeons are supposed to be pretty though. What do you think ?
Also the motherboard was never tested and I got if for way too cheap, so there is a good chance it doesn't even work...
So, do I gamble on the xeon or do I start over with more recent socket ?