I did end up getting it for roughly the same price as the 1600 I was going to get, only a few dollars more. I didn't know about the warranty being voided, I had no idea. Do you think I'm actually putting my CPU at risk by running it?
Yeah my main post is a little misleading. I'm not a hardcore gamer really, my main use for the computer will really be for video editing/audio editing. I will game on it, but I don't need to have the best performance for games.
If that's the case you might want to consider studying-up on OpenGL and OpenCL acceleration and the use of the graphics engine in video editing and transcoding.
Something like the FirePro V4900 ($160) will accelerate some individual functions well beyond the capability of the CPU --- in gaming it should perform in the HD6750 range (or much likely higher if it is an OpenGL game)