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spend extra 20 bucks and get full size atx and a decent p67

what about biostar tp67xe, its only 140
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Then get a cheap P67 mobo and the 2500k.
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I would get an i5 2400 - it would be more than suitable and be a bit cheaper
Microcenter CPU's are the cheapest I have ever been able to find. Their i5 2500k stayed cheaper than the crappy i5 2300. Like said before, Microcenter wins for buying a CPU.

As for mobo, if you aren't overclocking go for a cheap mATX board, it will fit in a micro tower which can conserve space for even more Minecraft servers

You can build a new mATX build for around $500 and even cheaper.

I am starting a mATX build soon, so if you can wait another week or 2 and are interested, check out my build log.... probably will be lurking around in the Intel - General section when I get some parts in. Mine is going to be a bit on the pricey side as I had a budget for a "gaming" laptop.... this works so much better.
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Microcenter CPU's are the cheapest I have ever been able to find. Their i5 2500k stayed cheaper than the crappy i5 2300. Like said before, Microcenter wins for buying a CPU.

As for mobo, if you aren't overclocking go for a cheap mATX board, it will fit in a micro tower which can conserve space for even more Minecraft servers

You can build a new mATX build for around $500 and even cheaper.
This is going to be his primary gaming rig and serve as a MC server on the side, I think...
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I went to Micro Center a month ago and they actually will do any motherboard compatible with it, even if it's not on the website's combo page. I got my Sabertooth P67 and my i5 2500k for $400 including tax, I remember the tax being ridiculous and that's why I buy from Newegg only now, because for some reason they don't tax me.
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This is going to be his primary gaming rig and serve as a MC server on the side, I think...
Nothing wrong with mATX. TBH, after researching and putting together a parts list, I am amazed with what you can do with them. The one I am building will be better than my desktop with the exception of the GPU, still too expensive for a hardcore GPU though. GTX 560 ti it is for me, no complaints about that though.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...msi%20p67a-g43
this is what i did with my 2500k
works like a charm. 2500k($180 at microcenter)+msi p67a-g43($110 at Newegg) cost $290.00
Great board for its price and has the option for sli/xfire but it doesn't come with any bridges.
eh what do u expect for 100 bucks
Edited by Youngd8 - 7/28/11 at 10:36pm
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