Lotta misinformation herein ..... while the 2600k may be "no better" in gaming than a 2500k overclocked to the same level, the 2500k is by no mean superior to the 2600k....start rendering,m video editing, data manipulation, etc and the 2600k's HT really shines.
yeah but I honestly will not be using the PC for rendering, video editing, or data manipulating. Though I feel like I would get more raw power from an i7. I mean to have the title of owning an intel core i7-2600k which is an award winning CPU would feel nice but the 2500k is also an award winning cpu. I think I will go with the 2600k. I feel that it will serve me for a bit longer than the 2500k. Or I might just wait to get an Ivy bridge cpu which would hopefully be in the same price range of the 2600k