I have some simple advise. Intel is cutting chip prices very soon...
Although AMD denied that they will at the same time, they said possibly later in Feb. If you're not in a big rush, you might want to hold off for a couple months. However, if you pick up the 2500 on newegg, its currently $85 oem, so I imagine if they do slash prices, it won't be by too much. They might really slash prices for more powerful chips, so it could be worth waiting.
Just something to think about.