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You could always install linux and use it as a server
My sig rig is a 4000+ and it is my daily driver.

However, if you have to pay money to get it operational, then no; it is not worth the money. For anything, really.
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I ran that exact chip for a few years, and its not bad at all. Sure, its not as fast as the newer chips, but its still totally fine imo for 720p gaming (especially older titles). I paired mine with a 9800GT, and a 5770 at different times in its time in my sig rig. Without any OC, it was bottlenecking those at stock speeds. After the OC, the 9800GT was the bottleneck in some games, and not in others, the 5770 was generally bottlenecked by it.

That said, it totally played SC2 on ultra (with the 5770 at 1680x1050, and with an oc to 3GHz), COD4 on high (with the 9800GT and the 3GHz OC), and things like quake wars enemy territory, etc.

its also worth mentioning that on the stock cooler, I managed an OC of 2.88GHz, and ran that for 2 years before I got better cooling.

Its not going to be a gaming beast at all, but its not going to be as bad as I think some people are making it out to be. And for 720p gaming, particularly on steam games, or slightly older titles, you should be fine with it. Also, I use an even older am2 chip for my server, and it works just fine in that capacity as well.

Now, if that is worth the investment, thats something else completely, but that really depends on the pricing, since many of these parts will likely be used. Although some of the parts you'll buy for this would have to be purchased either way, so I wouldn't really count them when considering if you want to do it or not(for instance, PSU, if you want an HTPC, you'll need a PSU unless you happen to have one floating around). Once the am2 specific parts get up past... $40-50 or so, Id say it might be better to just start saving up for a new build (unless you just want to revive it).

Good luck with whatever you do smile.gif.
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