I will be using this primarily for gaming. Looking for something capable of recording games with something like fraps (capable of running multithreaded tasks smoothly) AND that is upgradeable; basically i'm not looking to build something cheap and use it till it just falls apart or needs to be replaced entirely.
I NEED AN OS which really only leaves about 600 dollars for parts. I don't want to pirate. Also, I do not live near a microcenter, so no chance of buying parts there. I have no preference of AMD or Intel.
Now, I realize this isn't much of a budget, but I'd appreciate it if you can just give me what you can