I've started traveling and I want to be able to keep in touch with my family with a webcam. My laptop XPS16 handles it fine but my old desktop (AMD 3800) doesn't. Video is choppy and I'm sure it isn't the broadband.
I'd like to be able to play newer games as well. I would like to keep it under 1000 excluding monitor and OS. I'd take my 3800+ and use it as a backup in the basement, but I could reuse the case (Coolermaster Centurion 5) and powersupply (450W Truetec).
So I'll need CPU, Mobo, Graphics and Memory at a minimum.