This will be my first build. Use is primarily web design & development, image and video editing, occasional gaming, may want to add tuner for tv. Need a minimum 3 monitor support with room to add more.
GPU - I'm at a loss. Recommended by Videoguys is GTX570, but I'm not sure if that will meet my multiple monitor needs. As I mentioned previously need minimum 3 monitors, and room to add more (max is probably 5)
Are you sure you need the 980? It's mostly outdated and hardly worth its price compared to the 2600K. AMD has better multimonitor support with Eyefinity. A reasonably priced 6850 can support 4 screens IIRC, while nVidia only supports two per card.
what's your budget??
i7 2600k(beats 980 in alost every benchmarking) http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-rev...
ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 LGA 1155 motherboard.
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB RAM should be enough.
MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3072MB in SLI should fulfill your 3 monitor needs i guess.
i didn't understand about your build.plz give some more details.