First build: ~$1000 budget (for gaming and video editing)

Hi, there! I'm new to PC building but have been doing some research and lurking the forums for some good builds that fit my needs and is within my budget. So far, I found one that caught my interest, but have one small question about it, which I will address further down this post. Right now, I'll just include all the information below in case.

Approximate Purchase Date: This month
Budget Range: $1000 before rebates (can add $75 more IF needed)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video recording/editing, photoshop, light programming, everything else
Games it should run: BFBC2, SC2, L4D2/other Source games, and future titles.
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg and amazon (tigerdirect as a seller is fine if I can buy from them through amazon)
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: I would like an Intel processor and a geforce video card
Overclocking: maybe
SLI or Crossfire: maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050, but I will probably switch to 1920x1080 if I ever get a new monitor
Additional Comments: Quietness is definitely good, but complete silence is not an absolute necessity


Okay, so the build I mentioned earlier is striker410's "Gamer's Delight" build taken from this thread:
striker410 said:

I do a good amount of video recording/editing and photoshopping, so should I increase the RAM to 8GB? If so, do I need to change anything else to accommodate it? Is there anything I need to change regardless? Other than that, this looks like an awesome build for me.

8GB RAM I'm looking at (same brand, really), which is $36 more:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

OS (I'll be getting the student discount for Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, $30):

That'll be around $1060 using the $994 from the quote, which is absolutely okay.

If you have any suggestions or other builds you want to recommend, definitely post them! I want to make sure the final build I choose is the perfect one for me.

Much appreciated, guys!
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    Not a bad build build any means.

    If you intend to use 3 GPUs the listed mobo will do well.

    If you want only dual GPUs for SLI I'd look at this mobo: @ $130

    If you intend to stick to a single GPU this is the one I'd look at: @ $120

    If you are going to stick to a single GPU then you can save a little with this PSU: @ $75

    But the build is very good as is. Quality & power.
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