Additional Comments: Looking to keep possibilities open to upgrade to ivy bridge at a later time
Its Been A While Since My Last Build (E8400) And Looking To Finally Upgrade. Would Greatly Appreciate The Help So I Can Start Ordering. Still Missing A SSD For OS And Video Card (If SSD Isn't Recommened And A Stronger Video Card Is Recommended I Would Love To Hear The Options)
For your usage, it really doesn't seem like you need a 2600k. a 2500k has the exact same gaming performance, so unless you're serious about your video editing, i doubt you need that 2600k. If you drop to a 2500k, you'll have an extra hundred to grab a ssd and still about $250 to spare for a video card.
I Was Considering The 2500k At The Begining Of My Build But Was Hesitant. I Will Not Be Doing Anything To Heavy So Im Sure I Can Head The 2500k Route. The Games I Will Be Playing Are Similar To MW3 And Star Wars The Old Republic. Was Also Condsidering Using As A Blu Ray Player. At The Moment I Am Considering Forgetting The SSD And Just Getting A Stronger Video Card.
If you're mostly concerned with loading times for your games, you'll need a 128gb ssd or else you won't be able to fit many games on a 64gb. If that's the case, you can always pick up an ssd later, and go with a stronger video card now.
Also, I know you said you want to buy before the end of the week, but we're on the cusp of next generation gpus/cpus. AMD is currently releasing their HD 7000 series with kepler due out in april-june along with ivy bridge. It's still a few months away, but I just want you to be aware of these facts so you're not kicking yourself down the road.
I Am Going To Go Ahead And Got With The i5 2500k. There Will Be Another Build In November So That One Will Be An Ivy Bridge. Are There Any Other Changes You Suggest Before I Order? I Have Already Submitted An Order For A i5 2500k As I Had A Wal-mart Gift Card And Was Able To Order It Using Their Website.