Video editing/Gaming PC build check

Hey everyone! I'm about ready to start buying parts to build my PC. (This will be my first time :o )... Anyways, I was hoping you guys could check to make sure everything I have listed here will be compatible and work correctly...( ie: Will the CPU cooler fit? Does the PSU have enough connections? etc.) Also, if anyone has any suggestions for changes please let me know... Thank you!!!

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8EK0
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8EK0/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8EK0/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card

Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit)
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  1. Is this for gaming?
  2. It'll be mainly for video editing but I do plan to game as well.
  3. The GPU is on the low side for gaming. You want a min of a 6850/6870.
  4. I heard the CUDA is useful for video editing applications. How do the AMD cards compare?
  5. If you want CUDA, get the 560. It is still MUCH better than the 550ti.
  6. You will find a lot of discussions regarding CPU/RAM intensive vs GPU intensive video editing/rendering. I belong to the former camp, though I agree Adobe' MPE loves GPUs like Quadros. The other option is taking the OpenCL/GL route that allows AMD GPUs (Firepro), which is (relatively) cheaper than Quadros. Please bear this in mind while buying the GPU.

    For gaming, I agree with "azeem40". May be, you may consider investing in eVGA GTX 670/eVGA GTX 680 (not in stock at the moment).

    I would probably consider investing a little more on the CPU. I would prefer i7 3770K that allows proper over clocking going forward. Given this option, I would take a different cooler (Noctua NH-D14, $85, or Corsair H100, $105, or Cooler Master H612, $48).

    Over-clocking Ivy Bridge has known heat issues. But the general opinion is OC to 4.2 or even 4.5 should not overheat the CPU. A good after-market cooler would be pretty helpful.

    My other recommendation is throwing in a 32GB DDR3 1600. This will stand your video editing/rendering in good stead.
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