Shippin: $6.63 (WTF? LOL why's it that low?)
GRAAANNDD TOTALL: $752.26
Im trying to build him a computer that will allow him to do a little bit of gaming for a couple of years, with a couple of upgrades in the future.. how long do you think this build would last before one of the parts die out?
Well ... for that matter, "Do you even need a Quad Core ?? ... Don't think so BUT, I (personally) would prefer a slightly slower chip (less $$) and use that savings to buy a (MUCh BETTER THAN STOCK) cooler and bump the clock ... Hmmm ??
You really have not told us much about types/titles of games ... what rez ... what type (format/frequency/volume) of video edit ... BUT, by your budget and by your priorities, I gather you should get a chip that runs at 3.2GHz, stock, and get the cooler and Fast-CAS7 RAM ...
... just because you mentioned editing, at all, I would recommend Phenom-II over Athlon-II and because you listed editing LAST, I would drop you down to 3 cores (which games don't much care about).
I think a RADEON 5750 or 5770 would be in order and a Spinpoint F3 500GB drive.