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2600K no question. 2600K has 8 thread anyway. In a highly threaded app the 2600K would be faster because the cores are so much stronger. I dont think there is anything that the current AMD 6 core CPUs can do better than the 2600s can.
    
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Both LGA1155 and AM3+ are arguably equally future proof right now.
The AM3+ is getting a new FX series CPU which will (confirmed by AMD) ship for revenue next month, while LGA1155 also presents a great affordable option for now. Both platforms will support future CPUs (AM3+ will support enhanced bulldozer/Komodo and I think it will also take on a third generation BD; LGA1155 will support Ivy Bridge)

Base your purchase on current vs future budget. An AM3+ platform choice may serve decently if you don't have much money right now (the Phenom II x4 is cheap and decent performer/OC-er for price point and is a great placeholder) but will have more in the future. If you need everything right now AND hae the money right now (and if your tasks consist mostly of gaming or single threaded/lightly multithreaded apps) then go LGA1155 and 4 core CPU.
Edited by xd_1771 - 7/22/11 at 11:15pm
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