System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Recording with FRAPS, Video Editing/Encoding, Surfing the web.
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU. Not sure to go with 2600K or 2500K
Overclocking: Maybe in the future
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future
Monitor Resolution: 1920x 1080
So here's what I've come up with so far. If you have any suggestions on how I can cut back on the cost or get better performance please say so. I would really like advice on whether or not I got a solid motherboard!
Dropping to a 2500k would slow down encoding a bit but would otherwise be fine, and it's a decent chunk of savings. Many would drop to 8GB of RAM, although it's hard not to overbuy when it is so cheap. II would strongly recommend a boot SSD as well.