System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming > FRAPSing/Editing said FRAPs > Normal Internet Usage
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, Headset, Monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: Intel fanboy :x
SLI or Crossfire: As of now, no. Will definitely plan to do so in the near future.
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Performance is definitely my top concern. Would like to be ready for games such as Battlefield 3, Guild Wars 2, Dungeon Siege 3, Skyrim, etc. If possible would like a system that could possibly run those games at max, or close to it. Would also like an SSD.
You might have better luck with a response if you come up with a build yourself, and ask advice on what to change instead of asking us to do the work for you.
I can however, point you in the right directions.
2500k and P67 are pretty much a must
look at 6970-GTX 570 GPU's for this budget.
Samsung makes the fastest HDD's out there, grab 2 Spinpoint F3 1TB drives for storage.
Check out the new Agility 3-solid 3 SSD's, fast drives on the cheap.
Monitor - ASUS VW246H $194.99 (you have many choices & size ranges for 1920x1080 res)
Comes out to $1693.93 before taxes/shipping
GPU: GTX 570 ~$329.99 (save $160.00)
GPU: Radeon 6970 ~$359.99 (save $130.00)
GPU: Radeon 6950 2gb Ref board or MSI twinfrozr one if you want to go through with flashing it to 6970 ~$299.99 (Save $190.00)
Monitor - you can easily find a major brand 1920x1080 res lcd monitor for ~$150 or if you want to go higher end & get 120hz monitor you will pay more than the one listed above. It's really your preference.
Cases - Lots of full tower good airflow cases to choose from that cost about the same or you can spend more. Again, it's your preference & what case looks the best to you.
Current list of cards listed & how it performs on Metro 2033 which destroys computers atm. Can scroll to BFBC2 to see how they fair also. GTX 580 is the fastest single GPU out atm since you stated sli/cf in the future & it fits in your price range, so why not? Drop another gtx 580 if you want when BF3 comes out & you're golden
Oh, be sure to check out the MANY combo savings you can combine before you add it to the cart if you're going to purchase from Newegg (scroll to the bottom & click on Browse More Combo Deals). You will save ~$100+++ before you know it & GL on the build!