There are two main goals. The obvious one is to build a rig capable of excellent gaming performance. Heavy multitasking and video processing (conversion) comes second to gaming for priorities. The second goal is build a rig that can be upgraded to stand well against the advances in gaming for the next several years (4-5). To accomplish this, I got myself a good processor that works with a 2011 board. That way I can upgrade in a few years (when I get more funds) for a more intense 2011 processor (i7-3820 will hold me over till the others drop in price). I intend to do SLI with this card (assuming the card is good) to boost the longevity so the system and the mid-tower compatibility is a must. I did research and the case I chose seems like a good choice because I have read several online accounts and reviews that the case will fit multiple gpus wit everything else no problem (also has the USB 3.0 which is a must).
What do you guys think? Any comparability issues? Any suggestions on how to optimize the price? I am getting the monitor refurbished from newegg which will be $42 cheaper.
What are you doing this video work for? Because, quite honestly... I'm not seeing that your plan is even close to worth it, money-wise, unless you're getting paid for video work, meaning that getting the videos done quicker means you can do more of them means you get more money. You're going with a processor that's worse for gaming so that you can eventually upgrade to a more powerful processor that's still worse for gaming on a what will then be somewhat outdated chipset.
I would urge you to consider how much video editing matters, because an i5 is more than enough to handle heavy multitasking (I'm talking about battlefield 3 + photoshop + 30 tabs in chrome), and will be better for gaming AND cheaper. That would let you get a better video card.
Two other points - you absolutely do not need 4GB of VRAM on a gtx 760 - it's just a bloody waste of money and won't give you any better performance.
Also, I would avoid getting a Barracuda. From my experience, even the new ones tend to run hot and noisy.
good build. as darksable said, avoid barracuda, moreso seagate entirely, they arent so reliable. Stick with WD or hitachi. the cpu is a little slower than a 4770k overall, but obviously socket 2011 is more upgradeable, supports quad channel memory and more pcie lanes. i have had enough experience with sli and crossfire now to rule it out of any of my future builds, it works well for the most part, but only takes one game that it doesnt work properly with to shit you off. from now on i just buy a good single card, then when its passed its usefulness to me, sell on ebay and buy another single card. so i would suggest as above, either get a 2gb 770, or save some cash and get a 2gb 760, and sell and upgrade when you need.
Also I was thinking of using the extra $100 or so to get a good keyboard and mouse. Any suggestions? I have a keyboard and mouse but they are 6 years old and should probly be replaced. Any affordable gaming mice? I prefer wired b/c the weight feels right, but are there any gaming mice these days that feel as light as a wired (havent bought pc gaming hardware in nearly 6 years lol).
What you should do is buy a mechanical keyboard. It's like typing on a cloud of boobs! There are then a few $30 mouse options, but the best one (in my opinion, and because it comes closest to replicating my beloved intellimouse explorer 3.0) is the Razor Deathadder Black edition, for $60. Couldn't tell you about wireless - haven't ever used them long enough to form opinions other than 'ick'.
That rig looks like a much better option, by the way, and will still allow you to do video processing you want. (Trust me, by no means will it be slow!)
If you were to spend the extra $100 on the parts, then you're correct, the video card is a good option - but by no means do you have to. The 770 will be able to play pretty much anything out there on ultra. I would actually spend the money on getting a nicer monitor if you don't want the peripherals.