because i've seen alot of cool older gen systems. Systems with copious amounts of capability, if i can tie a strong proc to some decent ram I can use that for workloads that don't tie up my system. Again things like rendering, batch processing and the like. I'd rather go cheap and go a few gens older then buy a Ryzen or Coffee Lake. It should be self evident what I'm doing here. Threads and ram are what I am after, its a workhorse computer that will be used here and there for gaming. I know we've been able to pick up old Xeons that fill the roll, so what is the current xeon people are looking at for such a use case?