I'd expect to pay 1000-1500 for a gaming computer with specs for brink. Build wise it isn't too bad if you read some help guides and follow the manuals. I know my first build had me scared half to death but I did it right the first time and didn't have anything that was DOA. Troubleshooting the first build sounds awful. Tom's has a 1000 build which is great for what you want or you can put a thread in the system section and why_me will give you a build in no time flat :P
I'm not sure if you're kidding or playing a joke on why_me or not
. And in regards to your sig, that's still gibberish to me. I'm still unenlightened. Do it do gaming good?