Originally Posted by Mike-IRL
Get the 2600K, it also has a little more cache as far as I know.
Plus, the 2600K will sell better if you decide to sell it down the line and with a difference of only $20 you could probably make that back if you do go to sell it.
Edit: I think BD's single core performance will be below that of SB* but it should beat it in multi-threaded apps if AMD have done it right.
The problem is most games don't use over four cores yet which is the reason the 2500K is as good as the 2600K as well. (Well, that and both are fast enough that performance with one of them in your system comes down to what graphics card you're running. Both K series SBs are monstrous for gaming when overclocked)
Edit again: The * means it's just my opinion, not based on much. Also any of the three is likely to play games well.
Thanks, it is definitely reassuring I could get good resale value with my 2600k if BD turns out to be a monster.
BTW, can anyone recommend a good and not too expensive air cooler for the 2600k? I hear it gets pretty hot when OC'ing on the stock cooler.