Originally Posted by Klocek001
some 2500k + p67 board? he said used and with $200 I'd say he's right to be looking for 2nd hand stuff. If you want new, get that unlocked Pentium and a board that'll let you get it to 4.4GHz. Actually this g3258 is only 70 bucks, add 45 bucks for thermalright macho 120 (I can vouch for this cooler) and 85 bucks left for a board. ASRock z97 anniversary is close to $85 and based on z97 (cheaper than asus or gigabyte), you can also find plenty of h97 boards in that price range. This way you'll have all that you need (board/cooler) to get an unlocked i5/i7 in the future. 4th gen i3 is also nice but it's locked, I suppose 4.4 GHz pentium 2c/2t will be better for gaming than 3.8 GHz i3 2c/4t. It might change once dx12 hits but so far nobody knows, and if they say they do they're just flattering themselves. Broadwell and Skylake will be launched soon, that'll probably push 4690k's price down a bit, although it already is very affordable considering it's a premium quality, high end chip once you get it overclocked right.
If you're absolutely certain that you're not gonna be upgrading later on then get the 2500k + p67/z77, but this could be risky cause you'll be buying 2nd hand. If getting the 4690k is (financially) an option for later this year or early 2016 then g3258+cooling+h97 board has a nice upgrade path, and coming from q6600 will definitely give you a huge boost.
Seems like the best way to go here. The G3258 route is probably best, then parlay that into a 4690k when prices drop after the Skylake launch. However, be very aware that newer games are hard coding a requirement for 4 cores to even run, so even though the G3258 is a strong chip, you'll have to grab the 4690k relatively soon.
Nothing wrong with the 2500k, great chip, but I'd be cautious with the P67 boards, as all of them should be out of warranty by now.
The 8320 option is perhaps the best bang for the buck (that gives you full warranty), but, AM3+ is a dead end socket, and every day that goes by, it seems to make less and less sense to invest in the platform from the ground floor.