I am Planning to upgrade my desktop hardware to Server hardware
My Current desktop spec:
Name - Intel Core i5 650
Specification - Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz
Mainboard Model - DH55TC (0x0000018D - 0x00574060)
Package (platform ID) - Socket 1156 LGA (0x1)
Instructions sets - MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, EM64T, VT-x, AES
Northbridge Intel Havendale/Clarkdale Host Bridge rev. 02
Southbridge Intel H55 rev. 06
Graphic Interface PCI-Express
Memory Type DDR3
Name NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
I am planning to upgrade to Intel Xeon E5 based processor.
I wanted to use this for IT Enterprise R&D Purpose which includes deploying VM's,Server Applications,data center configuration etc.
What would be the best method to do it? i mean do i need to replace the whole hardware to server hardware or make make it still to work by replacing with Xeon processor with my current motherboard?
Thanks for your time.