Windows is expensive, so it caused the final price to be a bit inflated
$1015 with Rebates, and thats even with cutting down the GPU considerably.
My build that I made for you has much better graphics, CPU, and a larger SSD. However it has 500GB less Hard Drive space, which shouldn't impact you too much, as thats an item that you can get more of later.
The thing about rebates is that you can't really trust them, it seems like half the people that try to use them won't get there money for it. also the one thing I would change about his builds are I would go with this motherboard. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Idk why this mobo isn't recommended more often, it is super cheap for having to pcie 3.0@x16 slots. I personally feel like all asus parts are way overpriced.
Well I just don't see why someone would get one of those asus ones when you can get a board that has 2 3.0 @x16 and the asus ones are only @x8 and they feel like they can charge $50 more for some reason.
If he isnt doing professional editing, (maybe its just a hobby or something) the i7 is totally useless. The most he will notice, even with heavily threaded apps, is about a ~30% to maybe 50%. The i7 still has four cores, after all. The i5 3570K comes to mind.
Anything above the GTX560 Ti will give him ideal performance, depending on games.