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[–] DrSelfAppointed 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

  1. This is a server not a PC, while it can be used as a PC, it is not.
  2. This Device, while powerful, is not meant to run games and would not run games as well as a single CPU i7 because,
  3. Dual CPU architecture is not optimized for graphical use.

40M Cache, 5.2 Ghz, 16 cores > 25M Cache, 3.5 Ghz, 10 cores.

Ignoring the difference of DDR3 vs DDR4, and the bus size, and what ever OS might be running. No Shit two 4year old server processors with independent memory banks beat out one new general purpose processor in pure processing power. Also.

"Note: This feature was originally published on 4/4/2016. We have revised it and bumped it as part of our #ThrowbackThursday initiative."

Old as Fuk in cum-pooter worls

"still a great bargain to build this Xeon machine if sheer multi-core processing power is what you need."

^Servers^ Not PC

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[–] therealsharpie [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

you don't think there's people in this subverse that could make use of a 32-thread machine for that price? Also check all the parts listed, they've only gotten cheaper.

What problem do you have with servers-vs-PC's? If you were arguing for, idk, an IBM Power8 server that runs AIX vs a gaming desktop then yeah one is clearly not useful for most everyday people... but hell you can toss windows on this thing if you wanted to. If it makes you happier, I'm doing the opposite and using CentOs7 (vastly more-popular as a server) as my daily-driver on my laptop.

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[–] DrSelfAppointed 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I have no issue with PC or Servers, my issue is that this article is misleading. Server based machines are power house processing devices, but do not have the same functionality of a PC. So making a statement that they have built a PC with more power than a PC running the top i7 architecture, for less money, is BS and a No Shit concept. Apples to Oranges, both fruit, not the same thing.

If it makes you happier, I'm doing the opposite and using CentOs7

Lets point out what I said since you must have started typing faster then you could read.

Ignoring the difference of DDR3 vs DDR4, and the bus size, and what ever OS might be running.

Shoving rocket fuel in a Pinto wont get you to the moon, and using a server OS on your laptop doesn't mean you broke ground.