Starting my first build ever!

Hello!
I've decided to go with a custom built computer and I have around 1300$(USD) to spend. I will be using this computer for some hardcore gaming (BF3, MW3, Diablo 3, Skyrim and Minecraft). I need some suggestions as to what the best parts to buy to make this the top notch computer I can make with my budget. I want to get a GTX 580 for now and buy another later for SLI, so make the power supply and MOBO good enough for SLI'ing please. The budjet money will also be covering the cost of shipping and taxes. I would also like a case that has filters infront of the fans because I have a chinchilla that sheds ALOT of hair balls and it takes a "dust bath" so not so computer friendly, but I think the filters will help.

PS - Does anyone know a fairly new video on how to assemble a computer?

THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE!
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  1. If you fill out the form in *How To Ask For New Build Advice* you'll answer all the standard questions that help things get started.

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  2. Approximate Purchase Date: In December this year.

    Budget Range: 1200-1300

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: I use my computer EVERYDAY. I would like to do some hardcore gaming and record, School work, Watching Youtube Videos.

    Parts Not Required: Monitor (If you cant fit the keyboard and mouse in the budget then its OK, I don't HAVE to have it)

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com (Unless suggested)

    Country of Origin: USA (Kansas)

    Parts Preferences: Intel (i5 -2500k?) , Nvidia (580 if you can fit it into the tight budget)

    Overclocking: Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire: Yes (Future upgrades)

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

    Additional Comments: The case has to have filters infront of the fans so I can clean it much easier (as I have a chinchilla that sheds ALOT and he takes "dust" baths that would not be good for my computer to have inside xD. I would like a quiet PC, I would like a side window and tricked out but if you cant fit it into the budget then its ok :P
  3. Choose whatever mouse and keyboard you find appealing to your tastes. You can up the GPU if you want or get two 560 Ti's just to be under $1500 if you can find the extra funding.

    Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $100.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147107

    Intel Core i5-2500K - $220.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    ASRock Z68 Extreme4 - $180.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157250

    Enermax ETS-T40 T.B.APOLLISH CPU Cooler - $44.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835214024

    MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB - $270.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127608

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB - $140.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    Crucial M4 64 GB SSD - $115.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $47.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified - $105.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

    Total: $1221.00 (not including MIRs/Shipping)
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