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2500k. If you were doing the few tasks in which a 2600k pulls a bit ahead then you wouldn't be asking the question. Assuming you have a fixed budget, the 100 dollars saved could be used on better cooling which will allow you to push your 2500k further than the 2600k and actually get better performance. It can also be used on better SSD, GPU, etc.

EDIT: I don't know what you're going to be doing with the chip, but keep in mind that many professional programs do not/barely benefit from hyperthreading. The higher end professional software offload computation to the GPU which means hyperthreading doesn't add much. Few programs actually see a noticeable performance gain with HT.
Edited by nezzarix - 8/7/11 at 9:04am
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Like most have said: 2500k for gaming, 2600k if you could use the HT.
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i7-960 makes no sense unless you can get it really cheap. 2500K for gaming and 2600k for heavy threaded programs such as encoding videos or autocad work.
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