Budget range: Trying to keep the cost as low as possible. This build costs about 675 dollars, and that is really the max I can spend right now. Final prices need to be BEFORE rebates. I've had absolutely terrible experiences with them in the past.
System usage: Gaming, recording with fraps, and rendering, possibly all at once, lots of multitasking
Buying OS: Yes
Preferred website: Newegg only. I will be ordering the cpu from Tigerdirect though, because Newegg doesn't have the cpu I want in stock.
Overclocking: probably 0.2-0.3 ghz on the cpu stock cooler, but not much. No more at this point. I'm on a tight budget and I can't afford 30 bucks for decent air cooling.