Pfft XEON sure they might be 200 but then you are talking about a older gen Xeon² dual/quad core. the current version That would exceed the posted i5's/i7's = to a Xeon 39xx series and those cost arround 800USD and you'll end up with either a 6/8 core processor. Xeon sucks because you don't get any benefit from it for gaming. As games still don't use more then 2 physical CPU cores(with the exception that some might work and or the operating system can emulate multiple cores as one big core). Besides he'd need a x79 mobo which makes it more expensive than it should be. + if you do want a xeon get a mobo with dual cpu slots as this is recommended for this kind of cpu. to work allong side a 2nd one. thus making it a complete server.