What is a good processor to use to build a server?

by on May 30, 2013

Q: I currentley have an i7 960 I was toying with the idea of building a server
Just because I want to know how they operate (ui etc). I’m wondering what would be a more capable server CPU
A xeon e3 1270 v2 or the i7960
The reason I ask is because if they are close in performance as a windows server then ill just use my i7 and by a more recent model. Thankyou


One Response to “What is a good processor to use to build a server?”
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    Hardware for your server depends entirely on how it’s going to be used. Since you’re just experimenting and learning new operating systems, I’d suggest that you hold off on buying any new hardware right away.

    Install https://www.virtualbox.org/ and use that to create virtual machines on your own PC so you can easily and quickly spin-up and spin-down different OSes and get some experience.