For $40 bucks, I can get something pretty much guaranteed to be better than the Piledriver series. AMD is likely to change the socket for the better Piledrivers (and the post-Piledriver series), so I'd be screwed for future upgrades too. Intel says that Ivy Bridge will have some on the 1155 socket, so that makes Intel the best "future-proof" solution right now.
Now that my hopes of AMD have been crushed and shared with random people that don't really care, how well does the i5-2500k overclock?
Will a Hyper 212 be a good, cheap fan+heatsink? ($29.99+ free shipping from Newegg)
What's a good "future-proof" motherboard that won't break the bank? (< $150)