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P8P67M-Pro vs. P8H67M-Pro

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I'm building a NAS. I suppose I could afford a 2500k, but why bother? I'm not going to be using it for anything but a NAS (unless someone has an idea of how I can turn it into a server), so I might as well get the i3-2100 for half the price.

Thing is, the only H67 board that I like is the P8H67M-Pro. It has all of the features of the Gigabyte H67A-D2H, such as two PCIe slots and USB 3.0.. but it also has UEFI, which I somehow think will come in handy for a NAS.

But then, I realize, that the P8P67M-Pro (which I already own in my HTPC) costs only a little more, and has obvious advantages.

The only downside is that I can't use the IGP, which I need because I'll be using both PCIe slots and the cheapest PCIe x1 graphics card I found is 75$.

So, I'm really torn here.
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if you have to build a Nas I truly suggest an I3 2100 or an I5 2400S with an H67 board just to save power with the 65W TDP of those cpu and the integrated graphics (I mean it's a NAS afterall)
Go with the p67 board only if you really need the extra sata ports.
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The H67 is cheaper all around, no GPU needed and less expensive - for just a server type PC I would go with that especially since the main advantage of P67 is the overclocking.

If you want to wait, go with the Z68 chipset as it will support all the features that you want right now

FYI - you can use a X16 card in an X1 slot, just use a dremmel to cut the end of the X1 slot to allow for the longer board
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I suppose I could wait for Z68.

But either way, I'd need a reason to buy a 2500k.

Is there some kind of online server I can create with a powerful enough 2500k?
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