Originally Posted by PopcornMachine
I think you can save yourself some money and go with 2600k or even 2500k. The latter is the best bang for the buck out there, but I may be biased.
And with Sandy Bridge, motherboards will also be cheaper.
No bias there. It IS the best bang for the buck. A lot of people have the 2500k because of its value.
Although, I would honestly wait for Ivy Bridge to drop next month. That would force prices on current 2500k and 2600k CPUs down even further. Unless you want the next best, which I think is the 3570k (the i5 2500k equivalent). It's up to you.