I'm going to be building a server to screw around with at home, I've quoted and built quite a few servers for others but my own I'm not certain and don't want to under buy. What I'm looking to do is build a system to more or less play with Server 2008 and 2012, exchange, wds, d.c., maybe some web hosting . Mainly to play around with and learn the new version (almost all my exp is with 2003). I wont need a ton of power because it's just not going to be actually utilized but I do expect my machines to be responsive. Also not building a server grade server, this is going to be a desktop machine more or less. My basic plan, 8gb ram, h77 mobo, 1tb hd... I'm a little torn between the i3-3220, i3-3225, i5-2500k, i5-3570k. I know the i5's are going to be faster but I'm just uncertain if I need the power and would rather save the cash if it's not going to cause an issue. The machine maybe later torn down and turned into a lower powered desktop and I might throw a small graphics card in it to play a few games (for the gf), nothing that would require anything above an i3.