Have at it! My other nodes have 1230 v2 and I'm being a bit absurd and trying to build them out to exact specs across the nodes.I'll wait for the OP to respond.
I'm interested in this too. I bought 2 barebones chassis's thinking I had two E3 processors but I only had one. I think one got tossed in the trash.
Some of my consumer drives are starting to throw errors (after ~40,000 hours).