Converting Intel Xeon based Workstation to run Windows 10
A few years ago I built a workstation for video rendering. The CPU is a Xeon E5-2620 The ram is 2x8 (total 16 MB) of DDR3 at 12,800 Mhz. The motherboard is an ASUS Z9-PE-D8 built into a larger server grade case.
Now that the need to do a lot of video rendering is no longer the priority, I would like to upgrade to Windows 10.
And now I am told by ASUS that this motherboard will not run windows 10.
I am having trouble finding a motherboard that will make use of the CPU and RAM that I own.
1) Can someone suggest a motherboard that will use my CPU, RAM and run Win10? Please be sure you know that it will run Win10. I have already followed a number of leads that took me nowhere other than down a rabbit hole. Major brands are preferred. I hesitate being a guinea pig for an off brand.
2) I am willing to buy a second hand or refurbished Motherboard if it will save me money and work with what I have already. I do not see any current new motherboards that actually list Windows 10 compatibility with a LGA2011 socket and DDR3.
3) I am willing to abandon some or all of the CPU and DDR3 that I own if I can find current or recent (not too old) Intel CPU/Motherboard/RAM at around $300 to $400. Then I will part out and sell the things I own.
NOTE: I own a second empty ATX case and I think I would prefer an ATX motherboard for future incremental expansion with more RAM and a second Video card. I may want to do some streaming in the future.
NOTE: I am not a gamer. But I do a lot with 3D applications such as Fusion 360 and Blender. Photoshop is also a regular piece of software for me.