Originally Posted by damric
I totally recommend getting something like an Athlon II X4 620 for like $60 and a nice AM3+ ready 890FX board (like mine). That way if you feel the need to upgrade, you can drop in a bulldozer chip and/or a second HD 6850. But in the meantime, the Athlon II and single HD 6850 have a ton of overclock headroom and will meet your performance (and budget) needs just fine.
You got to watch prices and deals/coupons/promos literally everyday when shopping for SSD's. I was able to get this 120GB Agility 2 for only $140 on the egg because it was on sale, and added a promo code.
This ! Badly ...
Yes, the 2500k is awesome but it doesn't seem like the right choice in this particular case. Mostly that he hardly "needs" the performance gains when he could get an awesome graphics card for the remaining money and create a more balanced system.
Or just wait and hope Bulldozer will be good. It will presumably (most definitely) be better the current/old PII line, so that's a start, considered my assumptions are right.
I would wait a few months for BD.